The Public Ministry (MP) reacted by “categorically” rejecting the accusations made against him in the Organization of American States (OAS), accusing him of undermining the country’s democracy and intimidating actors in the past electoral process.
The investigating entity expressed its disapproval of such statements and said that they would affect the democratic process in Guatemala.
Likewise, he denounced that the statements against him “endanger and undermine the principle of autonomy in the use of public criminal action, provided by the Political Constitution.”
The entity headed by Consuelo Porras He also assured me that he exercised his function in an objective and impartial manner. He added that its purpose is to guarantee the process that results in the “investigation of an act designated as a crime and the conditions under which it can be done.”
The position of the OAS
On Wednesday, November 15, the Permanent Council of the OAS issued a resolution supported by 20 countries called “Recent Events Impacting the Rule of Law and the Democratic Presidential Transition in Guatemala.”
Only the Guatemalan delegation voted against the statement in which all state institutions are called to stop threatening the elected presidential duo, the Semilla Movement party, electoral authorities, and other actors.
A day later, after the presentation of the case Taking Usac: Political Loot, the secretary general of that organization, Luis Almagro, released a statement in which he accused the MP of violating the laws of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and disrespecting the results of the votes.
“These decisions of the Public Ministry constitute actions of a political nature that distort the electoral process and may affect its outcome,” reads the text shared on social networks.
This position is supported by the president of the organization, Ronald Sanders, who considered that the MP manipulated the law with “a political goal: to eliminate the will of the voters and stop the installation of Bernardo Arevalo as president of Guatemala.”