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Guatemala vice president resigns amid customs corruption scandal| Reuters

May 09, 2015    

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's vice president resigned on Friday to face an investigation over her alleged involvement in a customs corruption racket, amid a scandal that has hurt the ruling party ahead of elections. President Otto Perez Molina announced the decision after reports linked Vice President Roxana Baldetti to a ring accused of taking bribes to avoid levying customs taxes that was purportedly led by her personal secretary.Baldetti has denied any wrongdoing, but her chief aide disappeared after joining her on a trip to South Korea in April.Opposition lawmakers have demanded Baldetti fac...

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