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Guatemalans celebrate the recommendation from a legislative commission to revoke the presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina, in Guatemala City on August 29, 2015. The process against Perez Molina is similar to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)
Guatemalans celebrate the recommendation from a legislative commission to revoke the presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina, in Guatemala City on August 29, 2015. The process against Perez Molina is similar to impeachment and could lead to criminal charges. (Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)
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Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina.

Perez Molina is already facing impeachment proceedings over a corruption scandal that has seen his former deputy jailed and six cabinet members quit in protest.

Investigators allege top government officials received a cut from bribes paid by businesses seeking to evade import duties. Molina has apologized for the scandal but denies involvement.

Eric Olson, associate director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson International Center For Scholars, joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.

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This segment aired on August 31, 2015.

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