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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.

Last updated: 17 Feb 2014 14:48
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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.

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