Guatemalan President Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina resigned amid a massive corruption scandal after a warrant was issued for his arrest.By Kate Grumke, Karen Rodriguez | September 3, 2015
Guatemala's president, Otto Pérez Molina, resigned amid corruption allegations after a warrant for his arrest was issued by the country's attorney general.
The country has seen massive protests after an investigation into Guatemala's government found evidence of bribes paid to government officials by importers in exchange for lower tariff rates. The ring of corruption is being called "La Linea." (Video via Prensa Libre)
The allegations have led to a series of arrests and resignations from high-profile officials of Pérez Molina's cabinet, including the arrest of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti for allegedly accepting $3.7 million in bribes from import businesses. (Video via Publinews)