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Guatemalan president could face fire inquiry

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Guatemalan prosecutors will seek to have President Jimmy Morales’ immunity of office lifted in order to investigate him in connection with a children’s home fire that killed 41 girls, authorities said Monday.

Mayra Veliz, general-secretary of the Public Ministry, said the measure originated with two opposition lawmakers who argue that the president may share responsibility for the blaze since officials detained in the case answered to him.

Source: Associated Press