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Guatemala's Supreme Court approves bid to impeach president


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Guatemala's Supreme Court approves bid to impeach president

Guatemala’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s attorney general to impeach President Otto Perez Molina over alleged corruption.

The decision to act will now pass to Congress. Perez is suspected of involvement in a racket to siphon customs revenue from the government.

The president has denied wrongdoing and refused to resign.

A number of investigations have devastated Perez’s cabinet and led to former Vice President Roxana Baldeti being officially charged on Tuesday with illicit association, customs fraud and receiving bribes.

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