Corruption issue tops Guatemala’s presidential campaigns

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Some are calling him Guatemala’s best known clown. Jimmy Morales is best known for his job as a television comedian, and his campaign slogan: “not corrupt, not a thief.”

He has never held any elected office. CCTV’s Franc Contreras filed this report.

Corruption issue tops Guatemala's presidential campaigns

Some are calling him Guatemala's best known clown. Jimmy Morales is best known for his job as a television comedian, and his campaign slogan: "not corrupt, not a thief." He has never held any elected office. CCTV's Franc Contreras filed this report.

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  • Guatemala’s 2015 presidential election will best be remembered for the corruption scandal that mired former president Otto Perez Moline just three days before the country voted for its latest president.
  • Political analyst Arturo Matute says the leading candidates are making promises to fight graft in the government.