Regional and international civil society organizations criticized baseless anti-CICIG statement made by OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro

April 12, 2019

Regional and international organizations are dismayed by the apparent attack this week by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Guatemala’s International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), regarding the country’s forthcoming presidential elections. Almagro’s comments, made in a tweet, expressed that the country’s electoral commission (TSE) must be allowed to work “without the influence of external factors, including CICIG.”

We call upon Secretary General Almagro to retract his statement unjustifiably denigrating CICIG, to support CICIG’s ongoing work, and to ensure the OAS is impartial in monitoring the Guatemalan electoral process.


Read the complete statement here.