• 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.”

    Updated: 5:34 pm

  • In this April 19, 2015 photo, Guatemala's Vice President Roxana Baldetti speaks during a press conference at the presidential house in Guatemala City. Guatemalan authorities have detained the once powerful vice president, who resigned earlier this year after a corruption scandal reached into her inner circle. The prosecutor's office said Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, that she is suspected of fiscal fraud. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemala detains ex-VP who resigned amid graft scandal

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Police detained former Vice President Roxana Baldetti on Friday in connection with a customs corruption scandal that led to her resignation after her private secretary was implicated.