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Thousands in Guatemala want Morales to quit

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the Guatemalan capital on Tuesday to demand the resignation of President Jimmy Morales, whose popularity has dropped since his brother and elder son were caught up in a graft investigation.

Jimmy Morales, a former comedian, was elected president in 2015 on pledges to clean up Guatemalan politics. He came to power after protests over a widespread corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor. The predominantly rural protesters, who headed to the main Constitution square, said they had been tricked by Morales.

Source: Reuters