Immunity lifted, prosecutors close in on Guatemala president
Latin America & the Caribbean

Immunity lifted, prosecutors close in on Guatemala president

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country just hours after a historic congressional vote to strip his immunity from prosecution. Prosecutor Thelma Aldana called the travel ban a “precautionary” measure and said the … Continue reading

Ex Guatemalan vice president faces bribery allegations
Latin America & the Caribbean

Ex Guatemalan vice president faces bribery allegations

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala alleged Monday that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of a customs corruption scandal that forced her from office and has shaken the government of President Otto Perez Molina. Baldetti’s appearance in court followed her arrest on Friday. Outside the courthouse, a … Continue reading