Guatemala's ex-president says Mexican drug boss tried to bribe him

September 4, 2015 9:37 PM

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Guatemala's ex-president says Mexican drug boss tried to bribe him

GUATEMALA CITY Fighting graft accusations, Guatemala's former President Otto Perez said on Friday he could have made "10 or 15 times" the amount he is accused of stealing if he had taken bribes once offered him by powerful Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Perez resigned as president of the Central American country on Thursday, and was jailed while a judge weighs charging him in a corruption scandal that sparked widespread protests and upended his government ahead of Sunday's presidential election.

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