Guatemalan court rules in favor of U.N. anti-corruption unit chief

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Posted: Aug 29, 2017 7:21 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's constitutional court definitively ruled on Wednesday in favor of the chief of a U.N. anti-corruption unit, who is engaged in a dispute with President Jimmy Morales.

On Sunday, Morales ordered the expulsion of Ivan Velasquez, a veteran Colombian prosecutor who leads Guatemala's International Commission against Impunity, known as CICIG.

The decision by the country's top court ratifies its provisional ruling on Sunday against the expulsion.

(Reporting by Enrique Pretel)