Guatemala president weighs decision on UN commission investigating tackling crime, corruption

April 19, 2015 6:43 PM

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Guatemala president weighs decision on UN commission investigating tackling crime, corruption

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina speaks about a recent corruption scandal during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City, Friday, April 17, 2015. Guatemala's current and former tax chiefs were detained on Thursday along with more than a dozen other suspects in a crackdown on a ring that allegedly defrauded the state through corruption and theft. Authorities identified the alleged ringleader as Juan Carlos Monzon, private secretary to Vice President Roxana Baldetti. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012, file photo, relatives mourn the death of a relative shot to death in Guatemala City. Analysts say it is far from clear Guatemala is ready to tackle corruption on its own and warn that without the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity efforts to bolster the rule ...

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