President Jimmy Morales is facing intense public outcry over his efforts to kick UN-backed anti-corruption body Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG) out of Guatemala. How should the U.S. respond? “Supporting CICIG is the right thing for Washington to do if it cares about halting the flow of unauthorized migrants,” says Anita Isaacs, a professor, columnist and expert on peacebuilding and transitional justice in Guatemala. Isaacs joins AQ’s editor-in-chief Brian Winter on this week’s episode of “Deep South” to discuss Morales’ moves against CICIG and whether the country’s historic crackdown on corruption is under threat.
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