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General News    H3'ed 9/3/15

UPDATE: Guatemalan President Perez Molina Resigns

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During the presidential campaign of the Grl (R) Otto Perez Molina 4 years ago, one of his security guards shot a transit cop for giving parking instructions to his caravan. The candidate had to apologize in public and to cover the medical bills of the cop. Then the retired Grl. won the election on the promise of applying the iron-hand against the insecurity. Behind the curtain of respecting apparently the democratic laws and institutions, Molina's Govt. applied army's iron-hand to drive peasants resisting the foreign corporations occupying their land out. His VP Roxana Baldetti, who presented herself as the great sponsor of social programs, is the leading figure in this corruption scandal. People protesting demanded the Sep. 6 elections to be postponed so to reform the system, but Guatemala business community and the US Embassy opposed.

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