Guatemala's top prosecutor told to step down

Claudia Paz y Paz has cracked down on crime in the country but this very fact might have prompted her early removal.

    Guatemala's highest court has told the nation's top prosecutor to step down, seven months before her term is up.

    Claudia Paz y Paz is known for her success fighting organised crime and prosecuting a former dictator.

    Human rights advocates think the country's rich and powerful interfered in the Constitutional Court's decision, fearing Paz's determination to fight impunity.

    Paz was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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