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After a massive public uprising, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina has resigned. His resignation came just hours after a judge approved the attorney general’s arrest warrant for him. This follows the Guatemalan Legislature’s unanimous decision to strip him of immunity from prosecution, bowing to popular pressure. Prosecutors said Pérez Molina will be charged with illicit association, taking bribes and customs fraud.

“We did it, the people did it,” said 33-year-old Gabriel Wer in a phone interview from the main square in the capital. But Wer, one of the organisers behind the huge weekly protests that started in April, warned: “But this is not the end, now we’re looking for justice.”

Text from Democracy Now! Wer quote from The Guardian.

democracynow.org/2015/9/3/guatemalan_president_resigns_in_huge_victory

theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/03/guatemala-celebrates-resignation-president-facing-criminal-charges

Art based on photo from Twitter.

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