By the age of ten both Mr Morales and his brother Sammy were accompanying their grandfather to sell bananas at the market in Santa Lucia.His rise to fame was, however, neither political nor commercial but rather comic.In the seedy world of clown porn, there’s a lot more that goes on than juggling and pie throwing. Now in my defense, I didn’t know he was gaga about greasepaint when I accepted his dinner invitation.He told me that he worked at a Children’s Hospital — it was only later that I found out he was the Resident Clown on Call.Yet on Thursday, watched by Joe Biden, the US vice president, Jimmy Morales - Guatemala's answer to Donald Trump - was sworn in as the country’s real president, having ridden to power on a wave of disapproval at the existing political establishment.
As someone once said, "There are two kinds of people in this world: those who hate or fear circus clowns and those who are circus clowns.”But back to the date.
Critics say he would have been better advised to focus on how to deal with his country’s economic woes, soaring crime and endemic corruption – he came to power after former president Otto Perez Molina was impeached.
Born in Guatemala City to parents José Everardo Morales Orellana and Celita Ernestina Cabrera Acevedo, Mr Morales had a humble upbringing and was raised an Evangelical Christian.
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At the end of the evening, I evaded a kiss on the cheek, declined his invitation to go back to his apartment to listen to his original recordings of Edith Piaf and peeled out of the parking lot.