A legislative commission urges the
Congress of Guatemala to remove President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution over a corruption scandal that has caused former Vice President Roxana Baldetti to be jailed and much of the Cabinet to resign.
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Guatemala's Congress unanimously votes to strip President Otto Perez of immunity from prosecution for his alleged role in a graft scandal that has engulfed his government. Nationwide elections are scheduled for Sunday, September 6th; Perez is not eligible because of constitutional term limits. 2015-09-1 (Context: Congress, Otto Perez Molina, President)
Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti is sentenced to 15 years and 6 months in prison for fraud in a system to clean the polluted Lake Amatitln. Baldetti still has four pending lawsuits and extradition to the United States. 2018-10-9 (Context: Guatemalan Vice President, Roxana Baldetti)
A judge orders that President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina be detained for his alleged role in a corruption scandal. 2015-09-2 (Context: Otto Perez Molina, President)
Thousands of protesters joined a Guatemalan national strike Thursday demanding the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina for corruption. Five of 13 cabinet ministers have resigned since Friday, and Tuesday, the Supreme Court unanimously approved a motion to impeach the president. 2015-08-27 (Context: Otto Perez Molina, President)
Former Vice President of Guatemala Roxana Baldetti appears in court to face corruption charges as finance minister Dorval Carias resigns. 2015-08-24 (Context: Guatemalan Vice President, Roxana Baldetti)