Friday, September 04, 2015

Guatemala's President Arrested Following Resignation

Guatemalan President Molina Arrested After Resignation


September 4, 2015  

In Guatemala after months of protests against government corruption, in particular a case of siphoning millions of dollars from customs contracts, President Otto Pérez Molina resigned on Thursday, citing that he needs to deal with his personal situation. A new interim government has already been sworn in.

Apart from all of this, Guatemalans will be heading to the polls on Sunday for a general election. joining me to discuss all of this is Andrea Ixchíu. She is an indigenous Maya K'iche human rights activist and journalist from Guatemala. She works with the Guatemalan independent media outlet Prensa Communitaria.

Journalist Andrea Ixchiu describes the massive protests and legal case that led to the resignation and arrest of President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala.

No comments: