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President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Resigns Amid Scandal

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2015
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President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala resigned on Thursday to face charges in a customs fraud scandal that has generated a sweeping protest movement of citizens enraged by government corruption.

In a letter to the president of Congress, Mr. Pérez Molina said that he was resigning to “face justice and resolve my personal situation.” Vice President Alejandro Maldonado is expected to become president for the remainder of Mr. Pérez Molina’s term, which ends in January.

The resignation was viewed as a victory for the rule of law in a country...

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