Guatemalan president says won't stand down amid graft scandal

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 23, 2015 11:36 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - President Otto Perez of Guatemala on Sunday dismissed allegations of corruption leveled against him by prosecutors and said he would not stand down, despite mounting pressure on his government and calls for his impeachment.

In a televised address to the nation, Perez said he had received no money from the customs fraud investigators have linked him to and that his conscience was clear.

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu and Enrique Pretel)