GUATEMALA CITY —
Guatemala has a new vice president to replace a woman who resigned over a widening customs corruption scandal that implicated her top aide.
Congress on Thursday picked Judge Alejandro Maldonado Aguirre from a shortlist of three nominees submitted by President Otto Perez Molina.
Maldonado replaces Roxana Baldetti, whose private secretary has been singled out by authorities as the alleged ringleader of the multimillion-dollar corruption scheme.
Baldetti denies any involvement but nonetheless stepped down last Friday after lawmakers began a probe of whether to remove the immunity that comes with her office.