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Guatemala Congress Picks New VP in Wake of Customs Scandal

Guatemala has a new vice president to replace a woman who resigned over a widening customs corruption scandal that implicated her top aide. Congress on Thursday picked Judge Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre from a shortlist of three nominees submitted by President Otto Perez Molina. Maldonado replaces Roxana Baldetti, whose private secretary has been singled out by authorities as the alleged ringleader of the multimillion-dollar corruption scheme. Baldetti denies any involvement but...

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