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Is the future bright for Guatemala?

On Tuesday, former Guatemalan president Otto Pérez Molina was jailed on corruption charges and he’s now waiting to stand trial on corruption charges. He was put in jail just hours after resigning from office. Molina maintains his innocence and says the United States may be to blame. In the meantime, elections held in Guatemala this past Sunday failed to elect a new president and will now go to a runoff. Protesters continue to take to the streets to demand change. We’ll talk about the political turmoil in Guatemala with Adriana Beltrán, senior associate for citizen security at the Washington Office on Latin America. (Photo: Flickr/Esteban Felix)

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