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Guatemalan Protesters Demand Outgoing President Be Arrested for Corruption

HeadlineJan 17, 2020

In Guatemala, new right-wing President Alejandro Giammattei was sworn in on Tuesday as protesters took to the streets to demand former President Jimmy Morales be arrested for corruption. As Giammattei was sworn in, Morales and his former vice president raced across town to be sworn in as new members of the Central American Parliament — which gives them immunity from criminal prosecution. Protesters barraged Morales with insults, and one protester threw an egg in his face. Meanwhile, hundreds of asylum seekers were apprehended in Guatemala by U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and local police. The asylum seekers were part of a migrant caravan that had departed Honduras earlier this week, headed to the United States.

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