Guatemalan Vice President Baldetti Steps Down After Top Aide Implicated in Corruption Scandal

Guatemala's vice president has resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary and opened her up to an investigation.
Baldetti said in a resignation letter late Friday that the move means she is giving up her immunity from prosecution and promised "to collaborate with all investigations" into the graft scheme.
President Oscar Perez Molina said called the decision "brave" and said it was a personal decision.
Baldetti, 52, is the first Guatemalan vice president to step down due to a corruption case, although prosecutors have not implicated her in the scandal and she denies involvement.



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