graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, pauses during an interview, in Guatemala City. Velasquez was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, days after President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the body's mandate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:22 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would not renew its mandate. In a statement, the government said...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2017 file photo, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, pauses during an interview, in Guatemala City. Velasquez was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, days after President Jimmy Morales decided not to renew the body's mandate. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 5:16 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would not renew its mandate. In a statement, the government said...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he has chosen a new chief anti-corruption prosecutor, a prestigious but highly scrutinized job in one of the most graft-riddled countries in the European Union. The position opened up after President Klaus Iohannis was forced to dismiss...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a couple kiss in a public park in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
September 01, 2018 - 11:59 am
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — It's now less risky to get frisky — in public — in Guadalajara. Mexico's second-largest city has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. Proponents say...
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People protest against a decision by Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales to shut down the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, at Constitution Square in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Last week the Supreme Court allowed a request brought by the CICIG and Guatemalan prosecutors to strip Morales' immunity from prosecution to go to Congress for consideration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
August 31, 2018 - 9:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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Supporters of Commissioner Ivan Velasquez, front, holds a sing as anti-CICIG protestor, back, fires fireworks in front of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, headquarters in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Guatemala president Jimmy Morales says he is not renewing mandate of U.N.-sponsored commission investigating corruption in the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
August 31, 2018 - 6:33 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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Supporters of Commissioner Ivan Velasquez, front, holds a sing as anti-CICIG protestor, back, fires fireworks in front of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, headquarters in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Guatemala president Jimmy Morales says he is not renewing mandate of U.N.-sponsored commission investigating corruption in the country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
August 31, 2018 - 5:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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An armed army vehicle patrols in front of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, headquarters in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Guatemala president Jimmy Morales says he is not renewing mandate of U.N.-sponsored commission investigating corruption in the country. (AP Photo)
August 31, 2018 - 3:57 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday shut down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that has pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes — including one pending against him over purported illicit campaign financing. Speaking in front of civilian and...
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The family of Juan Angel Napout, a former top South American FIFA soccer official, including his wife Karin Forster, center, leaves federal court following Napout's sentencing, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Napout, of Paraguay was sentenced to nine years in prison in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 29, 2018 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, received the sentence in federal court in New York City,...
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The family of Juan Angel Napout, a former top South American FIFA soccer official, including his wife Karin Forster, center, leaves federal court following Napout's sentencing, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Napout, of Paraguay was sentenced to nine years in prison in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 29, 2018 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top South American soccer official was sentenced on Wednesday to nine years in prison for pocketing millions of dollars in cash bribes as part of the sprawling FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout, of Paraguay, received the sentence in federal court in New York City,...
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