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Guatemala's Otto Pérez has resigned his presidency and turned himself in to a court to face charges in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged the country into chaos days before a presidential election.
President Dilma Rousseff has dropped the idea of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to bridge a gaping fiscal deficit in Brazil after it ran into a barrage of criticism even from within her coalition, Brazilian media reported today.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered across Brazil to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, whom they blame for a vast corruption scandal and the economy's worst slump in a quarter century.
Manuel Contreras, who led Chile's now-defunct and much feared secret police force for several years under Augusto Pinochet, has died at the age of 86, provoking mixed reactions in a country still dealing with the dictatorship's legacy.