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Corruption scandals threaten to undermine Morales

Monday, September 19, 2016


Guatemala President Jimmy Morales finds himself mired in several corruption scandals involving family members and his vice president, a severe blow to the credibility of a political newcomer whose campaign slogan was "Not Corrupt, Not a Thief."

According to ContraPoder, the son of Vice President Jafeth Cabrera accepted $500,000 in campaign donations from Guatemalan drug trafficker and former military officer Marlon Francesco Monroy Meoño, alias "El Fantasma" (The Ghost).

Source: Insight Crime