Guatemala Elects Comedian as President
A former television comedian with no political experience was the victor in Sunday's election for Guatemala's next president.
Jimmy Morales easily won the country's top office after a corruption scandal toppled the country's last leader and fueled voter outrage with the political establishment.
The conservative Morales started the race with just 0.5 percent support back in April.
Playing up his outsider status and promising clean government, Morales surged in opinion polls after a probe into a multi-million dollar customs racket led to the resignation and arrest of President Otto Perez, who is awaiting trial on corruption charges.
With 94 percent of the polling stations reporting, Morales won 69 percent of the votes against 31 percent for former first lady Sandra Torres who also vowed to tackle corruption, but was seen by many as part of the old political order.
Whale Watching Boat Sinks Off Canada, 5 Dead
At least five people are dead after a whale watching boat sank Sunday afternoon off Canada's west coast.
It is not yet clear what caused the boat to go down near Tofino, British Columbia, with 27 people on board.
The Joint Rescue Coordination Center said 21 people were rescued and one was still missing. Most of those rescued were taken to hospitals. A spokeswoman for Island Health said one person was in serious condition, but stable.
The boat was operated by Jamie's Whaling Station, which takes people out on boats for several hours in the waters around Vancouver Island to see Gray whales and Humpback whales, according to its website.
The company said late Sunday it would release more information about the incident later after focusing on the rescue efforts for the passengers and crew.