Hundreds of demonstrators have broken into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building amid growing anger over the approval of a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending.
- Citizens have been angered by a budget allocating large sums for politicians’ meals while cutting funding for COVID-19 patients
- The Vice-President has called on the President to resign
- The Catholic Church in Guatemala has weighed in, calling on the President to veto the controversial budget
The incident came as about 7,000 people rallied in front of the National Palace in Guatemala City to protest against corruption and the budget, which protesters say was negotiated and passed in secret while the Central American country was…