Guatemala interior minister, close ally of president, resigns amid political crisis

May 21, 2015 6:28 PM

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GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's interior minister is stepping down amid a growing political crisis and calls for President Otto Perez Molina and officials close to him to resign.

Mauricio Lopez Bonilla is a former army lieutenant coronel who has been head of the Interior Ministry since the current government began in 2012. He was Perez Molina's campaign chief and is a top official in the ruling Patriotic Party.

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