Guatemala’s President Facing Down Congress And Courts
Guatemala’s High Court approved a measure to strip President Jimmy Morales' immunity. Guatemala’s congress will convene a panel to investigate Morales’ finances. The former comedian is accused of shuffling around money, but it’s unclear if any laws were broken. The Supreme Court will allow a conviction if ⅔ of the congress agrees on any wrongdoing. This comes two years after the country’s preceding president, Otto Pérez Molina, resigned in a similar scandal that landed him in prison. We’ll talk about corruption in Guatemala with Adriana Beltrán, senior associate for Citizen Security at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).