Jimmy Morales

Magic water scandal shows the deep roots of corruption in Guatemalan politics

October 24, 2018
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Last week it was reported that the former vice president of Guatemala, Roxana Baldetti, had been formally sentenced to 15 years in prison following her involvement in what is being called the “Magic Water” scandal.  Baldetti was found guilty of participating in and directing a criminal network in the multimillion-dollar scheme, which redirected state funds intended to clean the contaminated Lake Amatitlan (Al Jazeera 2018).

GUATEMALA: Congress Rejects Movement to Lift President’s Immunity Amid Potential Corruption Scandal

September 26, 2017
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Members of the Guatemalan Congress ruled in a sweeping vote on Monday, September 11, against the request from the CICIG to lift President Jimmy Morales’s immunity amid allegations of corruption and illegal campaign financing in the 2015 election.

Guatemala, de crisis en crisis, y el comediante que pretende calmar sus ansias

April 27, 2016
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Guatemala está sumida en una crisis política como nunca en su historia, con un presupuesto desfinanciado, el ex binomio presidencial tras las rejas, un Presidente transitorio y a dos meses que asuma el recién electo gobernante. Se trata de un novato que ha recibido la venia de la población, porque ha sido a la fecha, el Presidente más votado en la historia de este país centroamericano.

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