U.S. will “temporarily” cease cooperation with Guatemalan prosecutor’s office

Spokeswoman Jalina Porter warned that the U.S. government had "lost confidence" in the head of the Guatemalan prosecutor's office, Consuelo Porras, and in her decisions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States announced Tuesday (27) that it would “temporarily” cease cooperation with the Guatemalan State Department after the dismissal of the country’s anti-corruption prosecutor, Juan Francisco Sandoval, a move already condemned by Washington.

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The decision was announced at a press conference by U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Jalina Porter.

The spokeswoman warned that the U.S. government had “lost confidence” in the head of the Guatemalan prosecutor’s office, Consuelo Porras, and in her decisions.

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