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Otto Perez, Guatemalan crime-fighter turned suspect

Guatemalan President Otto Perez speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City on August 31, 2015Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but now the retired general is the one allegedly on the wrong side of the law. Perez is fighting for his political survival after UN investigators accused him of running a massive corruption scheme that defrauded the national customs service of millions of dollars. Investigators say Perez and ex-vice president Roxana Baldetti operated a system in which businesses could bribe corrupt officials to clear their imports through customs at a fraction of the actual tax rate.

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