The CICIG has been one of the international community's most innovative tools available to tackle organized crime and corruption in Guatemala. While it is no magic bullet, the CICIG is a low-cost, win-win institution for the United States, international community, and people of Guatemala. With one year remaining in its mandate, now is the time to discuss the strengthening and extension of CICIG’s mandate, not to negotiate its death by a thousand cuts.You can read it here.
I have a new op-ed with The Hill entitled Guatemala asks President Trump to weaken anti-corruption commission. After the recent news that President Morales and the Guatemalan government might be looking for the United States to help weaken CICIG, I argue that now is not the time to kill CICIG with a thousand cuts.