Guatemala’s President Colom Cleared Of Murder Charges
January 12, 2010
Guatemala (ChattahBox) – The United Nations has ended an investigation into the death of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a prominent attorney who left a video saying that if he died it would be on orders from President Alvaro Colom.
It has been a bizarre case, one that seems to have been taken from a film. The details of what actually happened are even more so.
According to the UN investigation, Rosenberg made a tape claiming that he was in danger, and that if something happened to him it would be a hit placed by President Colom.
Then, leaving the tape where it would be found, he asked the cousins of his first wife to help him hire a hitman, though they did not know for what.
He paid the hitman to kill him, shooting him to death.
The Guatemala Times has claimed that it was distress over allegations Rosenberg made that the president and his aides were laundering money and corrupt that led to such drastic measures.
Some believe he was trying to have the leader ousted from office in the frame job.
Colom has denied this, claiming that it was his tough stance on organized crime that led him to try to get him out of the presidency.
Whatever his reasons, Colom has been cleared of all charges by the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a branch of the UN created in 2007.