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Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm

Guatemalan president resigns over corruption firestorm

September 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 — Embattled Guatemalan President Otto Perez resigned today after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest to face corruption charges, upending the political landscape three days ahead of general elections. After clinging to power through months of unprecedented protests, the conservative leader finally bowed out hours before a court hearing where he faces being remanded in custody pending trial — a decision that would have automatically removed him from office under... Read more

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French farmers converge on the Place de la Nation square, driving their tractors on the Cours de Vincennes in Paris, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic

French farmers converge on the Place de la Nation square, driving their tractors on the Cours de Vincennes in Paris, France, September 3, 2015. — Reuters pic