A Guatemalan lawyer killed over the weekend left behind a recorded message in which he accused the country's president, Alvaro Colom, of being behind his death.
In allegations sent to media organizations, slain lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg said he found out that a businessman he was representing was killed because he refused to pay bribes to a state-controlled bank. Rosenberg, who was well-known in business and legal circles, alleged that he was threatened when he vowed to go public with the allegations.
Now, a U.N.-backed commission says it will investigate Rosenberg's explosive claims.
Juan Carlos Llorca, a reporter for The Associated Press, who is covering the developments, calls it the "story of the year" in Guatemala.
"Everyone's talking about it," he says. "This case poses much more questions now than answers."