Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

A man celebrates with a cross and a national flag after the Congress voted unanimously to strip embattled President Otto Perez's immunity in Guatemala City on September 1, 2015Guatemala’s Congress voted Tuesday to strip embattled President Otto Perez’s immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme. The resolution was passed unanimously by the 132 lawmakers present, making the conservative leader the first president to have his immunity revoked in the Central American country’s history. After months of unprecedented protests that have swept Guatemala, hundreds of demonstrators outside Congress erupted into jubilant cheers at the news, as passing drivers honked their horns in celebration.

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