New test for Guatemala’s protest movement: Improving citizens’ lives

by Elisabeth Malkin

Protesters outside the presidential palace in Guatemala City last week calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina and an end to what many see as political impunity. Photo: Josue Decavele/Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY — Shortly after 5 a.m. one day last week, a security guard opened the entrance of Roosevelt Hospital here to patients who had been lining up in the dark mountain chill for more than an hour.

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