Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal

Guatemalan President Otto Perez speaks during a press conference at the Interior Ministry building in Guatemala City on June 11, 2015Guatemala’s Congress launched an investigative committee Thursday to consider revoking President Otto Perez’s immunity, as thousands of protesters called on him to resign over a swirling corruption scandal. Perez has been left increasingly isolated since UN investigators accused him of running a massive fraud scheme at the national customs service, a scandal that has already felled his former vice president and caused nearly half his cabinet to resign in protest.

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