• A pinata in the likeness of former Guatemalan president Otto Perez Molina dressed in prison garb is displayed for sale by Mirna Berducido in down town Guatemala City, Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015. Balducido who made the pinata 2 days ago expects to earn about $24 from the sale, as the former president is taken into custody on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Guatemala ex-president behind bars overnight as VP sworn in

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala’s Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.

  • Guatemala's new President Alejandro Maldonado leaves the Congress building after his swearing-in ceremony in Guatemala City, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Maldonado was sworn in amid a corruption scandal that has caused a national political crisis. The conservative former judge will serve out the term of former President Otto Perez Molina, who resigned late Wednesday after a judge issued an order for this detention. Prosecutors accuse the ex-president of leading a customs fraud ring. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s newly sworn-in president demanded that all top government officials submit their resignations and promised an honest and inclusive administration following the surprise resignation earlier Thursday of President Otto Perez Molina amid a widening fraud investigation.

    Updated: 8:45 pm

  • In this July 16, 2011, file photo, New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. Democratic leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives are raising the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Duran, the state's top elections official, after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    Charges against official fuel NM’s reputation for corruption

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The speaker of New Mexico’s House of Representatives said Wednesday that he has created a special committee to investigate charges of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering against Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

  • House Democrats look to impeach NM secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are taking aim at New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.