Guatemala is pulling out of an UN-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension with the group. The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) has investigated top government officials, leading businessmen, and family members of President Jimmy Morales. The group's investigators have also accused Morales of illegal campaign fundraising.
Analysts say Morales decision to expel the group violates a constitutional order and international law.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opposes the move and says he expects Guatemala to abide by its international obligations to ensure the protection of the CICIG personnel.
But Guterres' words could be too little, too late.
Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala City.