Anger and protests over graft scandals in Guatemala ahead of presidential vote

September 5, 2015 4:06 AM

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Anger and protests over graft scandals in Guatemala ahead of presidential vote

A man walks on a street backdropped by a wall of campaign posters promoting presidential and mayoral candidates, in Patzun, Guatemala, Friday, Sept 4, 2015. A wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed Sunday's vote to elect a new leader. Tens of thousands who demonstrated for the ouster of President Otto Molina Perez got part of their wishes when the president resigned to face possible corruption charges. But a second demand wasn't met: the postponement of the election that many said offered little alternative to the old guard. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix) (The Associated Press)

Leading presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon of the Democratic Freedom Revival Party, accompanied by mayoral candidate Edwin Escobar, poses for photos during his closing campaign rally, in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. Leading in most polls for the upcoming presidential race is Ba...

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