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Americas Guatemalan ex-president resigns, is jailed

The decision came after the vice-president of Guatemala was sworn in to serve out the remainder of the term.

Jose Cabezas/REUTERS

Otto Perez Molina was headed back to court on Friday after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody. Perez Molina's jailing followed a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.

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