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Biden approved the rule to prevent corruption advocates from entering the US

The President Of The United States Has Issued A Provision That Seeks To Strengthen The Fight Against Corruption.  Photo La Hora: Susan Walsh/Ap

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, signed a proclamation on Monday, December 11, in which he prohibited the entry into that country, as immigrants or non-immigrants, of any person who facilitates corruption , it considers them. “a threat” for that country.

According to the provision, the unrestricted entry of these people “It harms the interests of the United States,” therefore, “your entry must be subject to certain restrictions, limitations and exceptions.”

The order signed by Biden specifies that the entry ban is aimed at people who have allowed, facilitated or in some way been involved in significant corruption, including laundering their profits or obstructing judicial processes or investigations.

In addition, the punishment will be extended to the direct relatives of these people.

The provision emphasizes that the need to strengthen the fight against corruption is due to the fact that it is the interest. “National Security Center” for the US, as well as a threat to security, economic equity, the fight against poverty and democracy.

Likewise, corruption and kleptocracy are recognized “They don’t develop without the support network of actors who can do it” and that they will benefit from it. He added that people barred from entry should be identified by the Secretary of State “in his full discretion.”

The rule also includes exceptions, including, that it does not apply to legal permanent residents of the United States, or to anyone who has received asylum or refuge in that country and, as a result, has been admitted.


The provision was revealed moments before Washington announced the most extensive set of sanctions it has applied to Guatemala, covering 300 citizens, where there are more than 100 representatives.

The sanctions occurred after the Public Ministry (MP) announced the results of the investigations it carried out in the electoral process and which involved the political party Movimiento Semilla, temporarily suspended, investigations questioned and rejected nationally and internationally. pointed out as a weapon to try to overturn the election results.

Likewise, they were imposed 11 days after 108 deputies approved the withdrawal of pretrial rights from the judges of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Irma Palencia, Gabriel Aguilera, Mynor Franco and Ranulfo Rojas, accused of the alleged electoral acquisition anomalies. calculation for the Transmission of Preliminary Electoral Results (TREP).

Although they were accused of possible acts of corruption, this action of the legislators was also interpreted as an attack on democracy and an attempt to ignore the will of the citizens.

Session On November 30, In Congress, When The Removal Of Four Election Magistrates Was Approved.  Photo La Hora / Congress
Session On November 30, In Congress, When The Removal Of Four Election Magistrates Was Approved. Photo La Hora / Congress
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