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Guatemala's president orders expulsion of UN anti-corruption lead investigator

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has ordered the expulsion of the head of the UN lead International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), reports Reuters.

Defying a court ruling that against the decision, Mr Morales called on the head of the CICIG Ivan Velasquez to leave the country immediately.

In response to the  expulsion, the US State department said it was “deeply concerned” by the Guatemalan President’s decision, echoing concerns of the UN and other nations.

The CICIG had been involved in the investigation of corruption relating to members of the president’s family.