After a campaign upended by a massive corruption scandal that felled the former president, Guatemala elects his replacement Sunday in a run-off between a politically inexperienced comedian and a former first lady.
On Oct. 25, comedian Jimmy Morales will face off in a runoff presidential election against populist former first lady Sandra Torres. Some voters see Morales as a candidate who might be a change from Guatemala’s status quo corruption. Others are concerned about his military supporters.
Guatemala's Congress will debate Tuesday whether to strip embattled President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity and force him to face prosecution over massive corruption at the national customs service.
The "indignant" movement, as Honduran protestors are calling it, began last May with massive demonstrations demanding the president's resignation amid corruption allegations. Protestors also demand the creation of a United Nations committee against impunity, similar to the one that has helped prosecute government corruption in Guatemala.