Guatemala political crisis may affect growth - central bank

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  • Friday, 01 Sep 2017

Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales (C) poses for a picture as he attends a meeting with mayors in Guatemala City, Guatemala, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalan economic growth may slow if a political crisis sparked by a dispute between President Jimmy Morales and the head of a U.N. anti-corruption body persists, the head of the central bank said on Thursday.

The Central American nation has been rattled by uncertainty since Morales on Sunday tried to eject Ivan Velasquez, head of Guatemala's International Commission against Impunity (CICIG), in the face of resistance from Western powers.

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