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Update: Judge orders Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina jailed pending corruption hearing

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's Congress accepted President Otto Pérez Molina's resignation Thursday as he appeared in court over corruption allegations following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene, three days from elections.

Presidential downfall: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming elections

GUATEMALA CITY – The faces of jubilant protesters erupting into cheers outside the Guatemalan Congress on Tuesday afternoon has become an iconic image for a Central American country’s extraordinary crusade against corruption.

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina resigns after judge orders him to face corruption charges

On Thursday morning, President Otto Pérez Molina's defiance disintegrated as his spokesman announced that the president had stepped down after all, according to the Wall Street Journal and AFP. The spokesman said Pérez Molina was stepping down to deal "individually with the proceedings against him," reported AFP.

Q&A: Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú hails Guatemala’s ‘great awakening’

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Pérez Molina as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence, poverty and inequality.

Guatemala prosecutor confident President Pérez Molina will be removed from office, charged with graft

Guatemala's chief public prosecutor said Wednesday she is confident embattled President Otto Pérez Molina will be convicted of corruption, as the country's top court rejected a legal challenge by the president's attorneys to the stripping of his immunity.

Unanimous: Guatemalan Congress strips President Pérez Molina’s immunity

Otto Pérez Molina, a 64-year-old retired general, is the first president to have his immunity revoked in the Central American country's history.

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina says he’s ‘calm’ as impeachment storm swirls around him

The conservative president has faced mounting calls for his resignation since U.N. investigators accused him of running a massive fraud scheme at the national customs service, a scandal that has already felled his former vice president and caused nearly half his Cabinet to resign.

Guatemalan legislative commission recommends lifting President Pérez Molina’s immunity

A special congressional commission on Saturday recommended the removal of Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina's immunity from criminal prosecution due to his alleged involvement in a massive customs fraud case that has brought the administration to the brink of collapse.

Why Guatemala’s Pérez Molina turns a deaf ear to widespread calls for his resignation

Telecom tycoon Mario López Estrada “is the most powerful actor that could have supported [Otto Pérez Molina] at the moment,” Nómada Director Martín Rodríguez tells The Tico Times. “That’s why he refuses to step down and is being so confrontational.” Meanwhile, Guatemalans call for a boycott of Tigo. And the plot thickens...

Guatemala’s former vice president charged in customs fraud ring, ordered held in prison

GUATEMALA CITY – Former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was formally charged with illicit association, customs fraud and bribery on Tuesday, just days after she was arrested for allegedly helping mastermind a massive customs fraud network known as “La Línea” in tandem with Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina.

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