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PHOTOS: A look back at how Guatemalan citizens demanded justice – and won

Each Saturday for five straight months, Guatemalans gathered in the capital's Plaza de la Constitución to demand the resignation of then-President Otto Pérez Molina, accused of being the mastermind behind a massive customs fraud mafia known as "La Línea." Citizens of all stripes across Guatemala joined in the demonstrations in their own cities and villages. Here's a look at that dramatic, tenacious and peaceful protest movement that since April has been inspiring the world.

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.

Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala’s president

A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Guatemala's President Otto Pérez Molina, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme.

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.

Guatemalan president faces judgment day in Congress

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.

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.

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