The Latest: Guatemalan president resigns as corruption investigation closes in

The latest on the resignation of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina (all times local):


6:40 a.m.

Otto Perez Molina says through his attorney that he will appear before a judge on Thursday to face the corruption charges against him following his resignation as president of Guatemala.

Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight Wednesday local time after a judge issued an order to detain him in a customs fraud case that earlier led to the resignation of his vice president.

The resignation must be approved by the congress, which was to consider the matter on Thursday morning.

Perez Molina was already under order not to leave the country, and on Tuesday the congress lifted his immunity from prosecution.