January 15, 2020 / 1:47 AM / 14 days ago

Giammattei sworn in as Guatemalan president after delays

Alejandro Giammattei waves after his swearing-in ceremony as Guatemala's President in Guatemala City, Guatemala January 14, 2020. REUTERS/Luis Echeverria

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on outgoing officials maneuvering to avoid possible legal cases, a reminder of the deep levels of political corruption plaguing the country.

Reporting by Sofia Menchu and Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by David Alire Garcia

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