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Guatemala City (AP) -- Prosecutors in Guatemala said Tuesday they have detained former President Alvaro Colom in a corruption case. Colom governed from 2008 to 2012, and is the latest in a series of former presidents to face legal problems. Special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval, who said Colom was arrested Tuesday, is looking into the questionable purchases of public buses used in Guatemala City. He said that Colom's former finance and interior ministers were also detained. A customs fraud scandal that allegedly sent kickbacks to then-President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti led both to resign in 2015. They have been jailed awaiting trial, but more than 100 defense filings have delayed the trial. Full story

13 February