Roderico Y. Díaz
Roderico Y. Díaz


As news of a government corruption scandal of massive proportions broke in April 2015, people in Guatemala took to the streets in mass demanding the resignation of the Present, Vice President and others involved in the scandal. The protests were sustained for months and reached numbers of over 100,000 people in the capital Guatemala City. The mobilizations forced the resignation and indictment of Vice President Roxana Baldetti in May 2015 followed by President Otto Perez Molina in September 2015. Currently the ex-president, ex-vice president, and about 50 others involved in the corruption are being held in preventative prison for various corruption cases. In August 2016, a judge resolved that in November 2016, the first trial would begin while other cases continue to be investigated.

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