According to Reuters on July 29, 2008 the top prosecutor Juan Luis Florido left halfway through his term a spokesman from his office told Reuters.
With the violence at an all time high in the country and with one of the highest crime rates in Latin America the attorney General did little to stamp out crime.
President Alvaro Colom has not give a reason for Florido's decision to step down.
Thousands of murders of high profile people are still left unsolved, groups of death squads are still running loose in the neighborhoods.
Human rights groups have been urging the government to ask for the resination the attorney general in the past several years and now it finally has taken place. So hopefully we will get a new attorney general that will make it a high priority to do something to stop this epidemic of crime.