Comedian takes office as Guatemala's new president

Guatemala's new President Jimmy Morales (C) is congratulated by his mother Celia Cabrera (R) next to his wife Hilda Montequin during his inauguration ceremony in Guatemala CityJimmy Morales, a former TV comic elected Guatemala’s new president on a wave of public revulsion against widespread graft, took office in a ceremony attended by leaders from the Americas. Invitees to the swearing-in included US Vice President Joe Biden, and the presidents of Mexico, Ecuador and most Central American nations. Spain’s former king Juan Carlos also attended.

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