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The decisive steps taken against politicians caught in Guatemala’s growing corruption scandal are signs that positive change could be coming to a poor country long pillaged by its elite, analysts said.
Former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was ordered to stand trial on Tuesday, while Guatemala’s Supreme Court took the first step in allowing impeachment proceedings against President Otto Perez Molina in a fraud case that has pushed the country into political crisis and generated large protests.
Analysts said the actions provide hope that a strong attorney general backed by a now-mature and experienced international investigative commission can root out corruption.
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