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Tip of iceberg of corruption emerges in Guatemala

Monday, June 13, 2016


When Otto Pérez Molina resigned as Guatemala’s president last September and was promptly jailed on corruption charges, it was seen as the ultimate triumph for the International Commission against Impunity, Cicig, a UN-backed body of independent prosecutors and investigators, many of them foreign.

Now it seems the scandal that led to Pérez’s downfall—a kickback scheme at the customs agency—was just the tip of the iceberg.


Source: The Economist