Guatemala: Bad apples everywhere 

WHEN Otto Pérez Molina resigned as Guatemala’s president last September and was promptly jailed on corruption charges, it was seen as the ultimate triumph for the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), a UN-backed body of independent prosecutors and investigators, many of them foreign. Now it seems the scandal that led to Mr Pérez’s downfall—a kickback scheme at the customs agency—was just the tip of the iceberg. On June 2nd CICIG and local officials arrested 25 people and issued warrants for 27 more as they unveiled an accusation of jaw-dropping scope: Mr Pérez’s entire political party had been a mere front for a plan to capture and run the Guatemalan state for personal enrichment.

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