Guatemala’s President Otto Pérez Molina was forced to deny rumours this week that he was intending to resign. Insistent that he would remain in office to serve out the rest of his four-year term, which ends in January 2016, Pérez Molina made the remarks after yet another historic turnout of anti-government protesters – the latest following the corruption ring, La Línea, uncovered last month at the national tax authority (SAT) allegedly headed up by Juan Carlos Monzón, the former private secretary to former vice-president Roxana Baldetti. This has already forced out Baldetti [WR-15-19
] and seen Alejandro Sinibaldi quit as the ruling Partido Patriota (PP)’s presidential candidate ahead of general elections on 6 September. With another cabinet minister forced to step aside last week over alleged corruption, and a further three facing possible legal action, President Pérez Molina is facing the biggest political crisis of his mandate.