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Guatemala President Survives Bid to Strip His Immunity

Guatemalan President Otto Perez scraped through a vote in Congress on Thursday to strip him of immunity from prosecution, avoiding the embarrassment of being investigated over corruption scandals that have felled various senior officials. More than half of Guatemala's 158-member Congress voted to lift Perez's immunity, but the total fell short of the two-thirds' majority, or 105 votes, needed to carry the motion. Eighty-eight lawmakers backed the proposal with only 26...

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