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Voting Corruption Out of Office in Guatemala

Ordinary citizens are taking on a scandal-ridden government. They need help.

It hasn't come to this, yet.

Photographer: RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images

The candidates for the next president of Guatemala aren't exactly paragons of virtue. Even the "outsider" winner of the election's first round on Sunday -- a comedian named Jimmy Morales who ran under the slogan "Not corrupt, not a thief" -- has dubious ties to military hardliners.

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