WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
3 Sep 2015 | Video

Why Guatemalans Rose Up Against Government Corruption

On September 3, Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina was forced to resign following waves of protests triggered by public outrage over his alleged involvement in a high-profile corruption scandal. In this interview with Judy Woodruff, WOLA Senior Associate Adriana Beltrán takes a closer look at the dramatic turn of events and what it means for both Guatemala and the region.

In a separate video, Beltrán gives further commentary on the dramatic chain of events, and why Guatemala may be entering a new era of accountability.