Guatemalans protest against government corruption
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Guatemalans protest against government corruption

Thousands of Guatemalans took to the streets of the capital to voice their anger over corruption that permeates the government. They demanded punishment and jail time for the guilty and also are calling for President Otto Pérez Molina to resign.

The protest march Saturday was organized through social media without any discernible leadership, although it drew support from a wide range of sectors in the Central American nation, including business leaders, academics, churches and human rights advocates.

The latest scandal involves what prosecutors allege was a multimillion-dollar scheme in which bribes were paid to avoid customs duties on imports.

Associated Press