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Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) – Thousands are marching in Guatemala to protest President Jimmy Morales‘ decision to end the work of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country.

Students, farmers, clerics, academics and others turned out Thursday in the streets of Guatemala City as well as plazas and highways outside the capital to demand Morales rescind his decision.

Morales announced at the end of August that he would not renew the mandate of the commission for another two-year term.

That effectively gave the commission until next September, when its current mandate expires, to wind down activities.

The commission has worked with Guatemalan prosecutors to press a number of graft probes, including one against Morales. He denies wrongdoing.

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