GUATEMALA

Government refuses to let

investigator enter country

Guatemala's government reiterated Tuesday that it is refusing to readmit the head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country, including one pending case against President Jimmy Morales.

Vice President Jafeth Cabrera said a legal filing had been presented with the Constitutional Court. It is the second time Morales' government has opted not to heed orders from the court to let commission chief Ivan Velasquez back in after he traveled to the United States on a work trip.

 

SPAIN

Five EU nations agree
to take in 58 migrants

Five European Union countries struck a deal Tuesday to distribute between them 58 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea and left stranded by continuing disagreements in the bloc over how to cope with the influx of people trying to enter illegally from North Africa.

A Spanish official who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports said Spain, France, Portugal, Germany and Malta agreed to take the migrants, who were rescued by charities off Libya last week but then stuck on a private rescue ship because it couldn't find a country that would let it dock.

 

ARGENTINA

Bank official's resignation

is a surprise during talks

Argentina's central bank chief resigned Tuesday amid negotiations with the International Monetary Fund.

The surprise resignation of Luis Caputo was announced in a bank statement that said he was leaving for personal reasons. But it comes as the government is pushing for a new financing deal with the IMF aimed at helping Argentina's weak economy.

Caputo had only been in the job since June and will be replaced by former economic policy secretary Guido Sandleris.

Argentina has been hit by a severe drought, one of the world's highest inflation rates and a sharp depreciation of its currency.

 

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