They order the capture of Thelma Aldana, former Guatemalan prosecutor
Once again, a senior public official has been arrested by the Guatemalan Public Ministry. It is about the former prosecutor Thelma Aldana, who allegedly authorized the purchase of a building with overvalued management costs.
Thelma Aldana considers it to be political persecution and revenge
Although the building was purchased in 2017, the information of this purchase was kept in reserve due to the high monetary value that was administered. However, as there is evidence that this building was allegedly bought overpriced, an internal affairs prosecutor opened an investigation and ordered Thelma Aldana's arrest.
However, she is not the only one involved in the case. The prosecution conducted seven raids in this case. In addition, he issued seven arrest warrants, including Thelma Aldana. All the officials involved in this event worked in the Public Ministry.
For now the capture of Thelma Aldana is not possible. The former official is in the United States requesting asylum, justifying that she is being politically persecuted. The majority of those investigated are currently claiming political persecution as responsible for their being prosecuted.
However, the prosecution requires that I explain how I bought a building overvalued at $450,000 and also that there was no purchase plan to justify this decision. In other words, Thelma Aldana allegedly bought the building without any study and with the clear purpose of obtaining something in return.
Guatemala is one of the Central American countries the hardest hit by poverty, corruption and violence. The evidence on electoral fraud in the last elections was recently known. In addition, this type of unnecessary expenditure takes away the few resources that the country has to help the populations.