Jul 14, 2022
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Morales himself (whose family environment was Country Email List investigatedfor a case of corruption). In addition, it included most of the legislative blocs, a large part of the chambers and business groups, the media owned by members of these networks, people with influence prosecuted for corruption cases and their families, and private foundations. The Country Email List strategy to confront the CICIG and the fight against corruption included the financing of a lobbybefore the government of the United States (in a session of a commission of the Congress of that country it was affirmed that the CICIG responded to the interests of Russian President Vladimir Country Email List Putin), but also legal changes to protect the accused. A campaign in networks to erode confidence in the Country Email List Commission and a series of attacks on Commissioner Iván Velázquez. Between 2016 and 2019, the only priority of Guatemalan foreign policy was to stop the work of the CICIG. All these Country Email List actions affected the investigations, while the work of the CICIG and the Public Ministry began to be boycotted by the authorities of the Ministry of the Interior, by judges and magistrates, and by prosecutor Porras, who took office in May 2018. Despite the obstacles, the investigations against the Country Email List political and business elites continued to advance. Morales' response was the attempted Country Email List expulsion of Commissioner Velásquez in January 2019. Although that measure was reversed with legal resources, the head of the CICIG was unable to return to Guatemala after a work trip and the Country Email List Commission's mandate was not renewed. , so that it ended in September 2019. The CICIG experience was recognized nationally and internationally, and in Honduras and El Salvador it was presented as a model to fight corruption and impunity in countries where states are captured by criminal Country Email List interests. A key factor for the success of the CICIG was the close collaboration.