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If new Peruvian President Ollanta Humala institutes aggressive policies that threaten coca production and leave behind piles of bodies, his political future will be in doubt.
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With a slim majority in Congress and a still-strong conservative opposition, Ollanta Humala may well find it difficult to implement even his moderate program of change.
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First, Ollanta Humala needs to calm the roiled political waters of Peru.
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