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Jan 12, 2016

News 5 Travels to Guatemala for Presidential Inauguration

Jimmy Morales

This Thursday, a new president will be sworn into office in Guatemala and News Five will be there to bring you coverage of the event in both our newscasts as well as on Open Your Eyes beginning on Wednesday’s newscast.  The ex-comedian Jimmy Morales will take the oath in the presence of world leaders, including U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Dean Barrow is also expected to be there for the swearing in. Morales came to Belize in November 2015 as part of his regional tour prior to assuming office. He met with the Prime Minister who, following the meeting, said that Morales had softened his tone on the territorial claim to Belize and the new president’s position is to take the Guatemalan claim to the International Court of Justice. It will be interesting to see if Morales will make any reference to the territorial claim in his inaugural statement. We can also report that Carlos Raul Morales will remain as Foreign Minister in the Morales government.

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