Paraguayan president central bank corruption claim

Impeachment proceedings have begun against Paraguay's President Luis Gonzalez Macchi. The President is accused of five counts of corruption, including the embezzlement of US$26m from the central bank.

After many weeks of delay, the senate has taken on the role of a court and approved the timetable for the impeachment proceedings. The chamber of deputies, which will act as the prosecutor, will present the case against Gonzalez Macchi and the President will present his defence on 29 January. Six

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