Guatemala's President Loses Immunity in Bribery Scandal

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  • President Perez Molina could face arrest for accepting bribes
  • Scandal comes as Guatemala prepares for elections on Sunday

Protestors celebrate after Congress voted to withdraw President Molina's immunity in Guatemala on Tuesday.

Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg

Guatemala’s Congress voted unanimously to strip President Otto Perez Molina, accused by the attorney general of taking bribes, of immunity from prosecution. Prosecutors can now petition the criminal courts to seek his arrest.

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