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Guatemala: former minister, lawmakers face graft probes; Guatemala: former minister, lawmakers face graft probes

Jan 15, 2020 - The Canadian Press

GUATEMALA CITY - A former economy minister in Guatemala appeared in court to face corruption allegations on Wednesday, a day after leaving office amid a change of government and losing the immunity from prosecution he enjoyed as a Cabinet official.

Acisclo Valladares Urruela wasn't the only one to abruptly find himself in hot water following Tuesday's transition from outgoing President Jimmy Morales to new President Alejandro Giammattei, and the inauguration of a new Congress. Guatemalan a...