While Trump pushes border wall, a crisis is playing out in Guatemala - News Summed Up

While Trump pushes border wall, a crisis is playing out in Guatemala


At the same time, criticism of the CICIG has been growing among Republican lawmakers who are angry about its investigation into a Russian family that obtained false passports from a Guatemalan crime ring. After a prominent critic of the Russian government questioned whether the CICIG had acted at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced a hold on $6 million in funding for the commission until questions about the incident were addressed, helping strengthen claims by President Morales that the commission was politically motivated and violated Guatemalan sovereignty.


Source: Los Angeles Times January 12, 2019 11:02 UTC



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