Regions / Peru
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.
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.
Ollanta Humala's victory over Keiko Fujimori represents the triumph of hope over fear.
First, Ollanta Humala needs to calm the roiled political waters of Peru.
Would a Peru court free former President Fujimori, a convicted human-rights felon?
United States fears losing Peru to camp of Venezuela, Bolivia, et al; backs Fujimori for president.
Many support Ollanta Humala to prevent the return, in the form of his daughter, of former President Alberto Fujimori's human rights abuses.
Many in Peru take Keiko Fujimori's candidacy for the presidency personal.
Peru's upcoming presidential elections is as intriguing as the United States in 2012 is not.
If elected president of Peru, will Keiko Fujimori follow Rudy Giuliani's abusive anti-crime measures?