A Guatemalan journalist accused a Congressman of trying to bribe him with cash, according to the Center for Informative Reports of Guatemala (Cerigua in Spanish).
The newspaper journalist from elPeriódico, Enrique García, said that Congressman Estuardo Galdámezleft him an envelope with money inside, which the journalist immediately returned. Online, elPeriódico published the voice recording of the Congressman trying to convince the reporter to take the money on Wednesday, July 25.
Galdámez said on a radio interview that he forgot the money during the interview with the journalist and when García met with him to return it, the Congressman wanted to give the money to the reporter as a donation, expecting nothing in return, reported elPeriódico.Yeah. When I forget two thousand Quetzales and someone returns it, I always tell them to keep it as a donation. (Knight Center)