Minister of the Interior of Guatemala presents his resignation | News

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The Minister of the Interior of Guatemala, Napoleón Barrientos, presented his resignation to the country's president, Alejandro Giammattei, this Monday, after having held the position for one year and nearly nine months.


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Barrientos sent a letter to the president in which he made his position available hours after the Public Ministry (MP) requested the Constitutional Court to dismiss the official for not complying with orders to evict the population that is carrying out days of resistance. peaceful.

Thousands of Guatemalans have held protests since the beginning of October to demand the resignation of the head of the MP, Consuelo Porras, for undermining the country's democracy.

"Given the complexity of the current situation in which the country finds itself, I present to you my resignation, since, until today, I have directed the Ministry of the Interior and all its agencies, within the framework of legality, privileging in everything moment, respect for human rights,” Barrientos highlighted in the letter.

Social Communication of the Presidency reported that the resignation presented by the minister, Napoleón Barrientos, was received and accepted.

In this context, the Assembly of Indigenous Authorities of Guatemala issued a statement in which it rejected Porras' request to remove Barrientos and called on the population to continue raising their voices “against the abuses and transgressions” of the MP.

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