The US has barred Guatemala’s Attorney Common Consuelo Porras from moving into the state, accusing her of remaining involved in corruption.
The US point out department explained Ms Porras experienced “consistently obstructed and undermined anti-corruption investigations in Guatemala”.
Ms Porras has denied any wrongdoing and explained that combating corruption has been her priority.
On Monday, she was sworn in for a 2nd 4-year term in place of work.
As he re-appointed her, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei explained Ms Porras as “a expert who satisfies all the constitutional prerequisites” to provide yet another phrase.
He also reported that the independence and autonomy of the attorney general’s business office would be strengthened so that it “will not be employed at any time again by [Guatemalan] nationals or foreigners to impose an ideological or political agenda”.
The US point out office had additional Ms Porras and her spouse to a listing of “corrupt and undemocratic actors” in September.
In a tweet published on Tuesday, US Secretary of Point out Antony Blinken once more accused her of corrupt acts.
In a statement, Secretary Blinken also mentioned that Ms Porras experienced obstructed anti-corruption investigations “to shield her political allies and obtain undue political favour”.
Ms Porras came in for criticism in Guatemala and overseas immediately after she sacked the head of Guatemala’s anti-corruption device, Juan Francisco Sandoval, in July.
Hundreds took to the streets in protest at his removing from business.
Mr Sandoval fled the state several hours after he was sacked, but due to the fact then at minimum six other anti-corruption prosecutors have been arrested on Ms Porras’s orders.
They are dealing with expenses ranging from obstruction of justice to abuse of authority.
Their supporters say the rates towards them are fabricated and aimed at avoiding them from investigating corruption at the highest amounts of federal government.
Ms Porras insisted through her inauguration speech that under her leadership the attorney general’s business office has acted “devoid of any bias or political ideology, strictly focussing on its constitutional and legal job”.