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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on the constitutional crisis in Guatemala:
 
“One of the bedrock principles of a constitutional system is that no one is above the law.  I urge President Morales to change course, respect the Constitutional Court, and allow Ivan Velasquez to continue his important work supporting Guatemalan authorities fighting high levels of corruption.
 
“The U.S. Congress has spoken with one voice in support of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala.  We will continue to stand with the Guatemalan people, and especially those in poverty, who are hurt most by corruption.” 
 
NOTE: On May 17, 2017, the House unanimously passed H.Res. 145, reaffirming U.S. support for efforts to combat corruption in Central America through independent commissions. 

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