Guatemala prosecutor gets judge's order to detain president

September 3, 2015 7:46 AM

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A street vendor walks sells national flags in Constitution Square in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. As Guatemala’s presidential campaign builds to a climax, the biggest rallies of all have been demands to call off the election itself. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets in protest amid a roiling series of corruption scandals that have a former vice president behind bars accused of taking millions in bribes, and President Otto Perez Molina stripped of his immunity from prosecution and facing possible criminal charges and removal from office.

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's attorney general says a judge has granted her request for an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in connection with a government corruption case that has thrown the country into turmoil.

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