Congress stripped President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity from prosecution and Judge Miguel Angel Gálvez immediately ordered his arrest. The judge is also dealing with the the case of "La Línea", a criminal gang alleged to have organised a customs fraud.
On 2nd September, trade unions in India will be holding a general strike to protest against the anti-worker economic policies of the government.
Guatemala is an extremely dangerous country for anyone involved in the trade union movement. Activists and leaders are subject to reprisals, dismissals and killings.