Comedian Morales takes power in rough Guatemala

Jimmy Morales, of the National Front Convergence (FCN), speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Guatemala City on November 2, 2015Television comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as the new president Thursday in Guatemala, a country whose pressing problems offer little to laugh about: poverty, corruption and deadly violence. The former comic, 46, won fame on television for playing a country bumpkin who nearly becomes president. Analysts say he won the October elections due to public disgust at corruption in this central country of 16 million people.

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