National outrage and protest demonstrations have forced Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina to resign. It all began in 2007 when local prosecutors and a UN-backed investigation team began to expose government corruption. Other countries in Latin America are also rising against political corruption.
Guatemalans spent the past four months demanding that President Otto Pérez Molina resign. He finally did. ~ AJ+
The decision to jail Mr. Pérez Molina highlighted the seismic change sweeping through Guatemala after the corruption accusations in April, and offered a dramatic validation of a growing street demonstration movement demanding his ouster and prosecution… ~ Azam Ahmed and Elisabeth Malkin, The New York Times