• Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, center, leaves a press conference followed by his spokesman Jorge Ortega, in Guatemala City, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The head of Guatemala's congress says that lawmakers would decide on Tuesday whether to lift Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution in a corruption case, as recommended by a legislative committee. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

    The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns in corruption probe

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):

    Updated: 8:30 am

  • 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: 5:05 pm

  • Protesters carry a mock coffin topped with a cutout image of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina during a national strike calling for his resignation, in Guatemala City, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Pressure grew Thursday on the embattled leader to resign as business and government offices closed, and thousands marched from different parts of the capital, gathering in the National Plaza. The attorney general's office urged Perez Molina, late Wednesday, to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general’s office urged him to step down “to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation.”