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5/7/15

Latest from the Guatemala corruption scandal

Yesterday's ruling flew under the radar of just about all the English speaking media. Maybe they think Guat is small and unimportant in that special gringo-splainin' way they have. If so, wrong. Wrong, wrong and thrice wrong, this big story's getting bigger and bigger. Here's Latin America Daily Briefing with the need to know, it starts this way:
"Guatemala's Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Congress can strip Vice President Roxana Baldetti of immunity, forcing her to face an investigation regarding a customs corruption racket allegedly led by her personal secretary. Intercepted phone calls link the VP to alleged bribery to avoid customs taxes..."