Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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Guatemala suspends budget after protesters torch Congress building

  • New spending plan paused to ‘maintain governability of the country and social peace’
  • Anger over business-friendly budget and lack of resources for battling coronavirus pandemic prompted demonstrators’ demands for president’s resignation

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Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP
Demonstrators burn an effigy representing Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei during a protest demanding his resignation in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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