• ReutersGuatemala president holds back in push to expel U.N. graft head

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday held back on his decision to expel the head of a United Nations-backed anti-graft unit who is investigating the leader’s campaign financing following a court ruling, criticism and protests. Read the story on Reuters.

  • The Wall Street JournalU.S. Urges Guatemala's President to Allow Corruption Probe

    MEXICO CITY—The U.S. government Monday called on Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to rethink his attempt to expel a United Nations-backed anticorruption prosecutor who is investigating the president and other top politicians for possible breaches of campaign finance laws. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said Washington expects the Guatemalan government to allow the… Read the story on The Read more...

  • PhillyPublic rifts between Trump, some senior officials widen in the wake of Charlottesville

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  • BBC NewsGuatemala President Jimmy Morales under fire for UN expulsion

    Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales has been condemned for his order to expel the head of the UN’s anti-corruption mission in the country. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said the decision to expel Iván Velásquez was profoundly worrying. Guatemalan prosecutors have accused Mr Morales of funding irregularities in the 2015 election.The UN has backed calls for the removal Read more...

  • Quartz“The president speaks for himself”—the US Secretary of State doesn’t think Trump speaks for America

    Considering US president Donald Trump’s budget cuts to the State Department, and his continuous disregard for the rules of diplomacy—Twitter threats of nuclear apocalypse and all—it’s not surprising that he and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to America’s foreign policy. Notably, Tillerson was quick to put Trump’s threats of “fire and Read more...

  • Miami HeraldGuatemala president moves to expel UN anti-corruption chief

    President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing — only to have the order quickly blocked by Guatemala’s top court. … Read the story on Miami Herald.

  • The Huffington PostTrump To Travel To Texas On Tuesday To Survey Damage From Harvey

    Aug 27 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Texas on Tuesday to survey storm damage and flooding caused by Harvey, which hit the state late last week as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, a White House spokeswoman said on Sunday. The White House was “coordinating logistics with state and local officials,” spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. Once details Read more...

  • ABCGuatemala president moves to expel UN anti-corruption chief

    President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing — only to have the order quickly blocked by Guatemala’s top court. Morales’ move also drew criticism from the international community, including the United States, and at least two protests sprang up in the capital to decry the order. Read more...

  • BBC NewsEdinburgh Fringe: The comics taking on Trump

    In Edinburgh, this is the final hectic weekend of the annual Festival Fringe. There have been 3,400 shows – some of which have delighted critics and some which definitely did not. In comedy, a rich theme has been the state of America and of the US presidency. But is satirising President Trump the definition of pointlessness? At the start of Read more...

  • New York TimesGuatemala President Who Championed Honesty Orders Anticorruption Panel Chief Out

    Guatemalans elected a former television comic as president in 2015 on promises he would be honest, unlike his reviled predecessor. But on Sunday, in a move that sent Guatemala lurching toward chaos, he ordered the head of a United Nations-backed anticorruption panel expelled after it began moving against him.The decision by President Jimmy Morales to go after a panel he Read more...