Mauricio Funes

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El Salvador's 1st Leftist President Sworn In

Vows to transform nation, praises Obama in inaugural speech

(Newser) - A former TV journalist representing a party founded by Marxist guerrillas has been sworn in as El Salvador's first leftist president. Mauricio Funes, who ran on a center-left, pro-America platform, called Barack Obama an inspiration in his inauguration speech and singled out Hillary Clinton, who attended the ceremony, as "... More »

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