Although Obama’s attempt to reframe the debate moved discussion back into economics, he left out any structural explanation of what pushes migration in a globalized world. He portrayed U.S. companies that employ undocumented labor as rogue rule-breakers, and simultaneously exalted migrants as valuable assets while still describing them as global interlopers.
Left-wing candidate Ollanta Humala emerged the victor in the most highly polarized and contested presidential elections in Peru’s recent history, in which polls showed the candidates in a statistical dead heat going into the June 5 vote. Humala won with 51.5 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Keiko Fujimori — daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, now serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations committed during his 10-year authoritarian regime — received 48.5 percent.
Ollanta Humala’s presidential victory is not a mandate for radical change, but a mandate to address the concerns of the provinces
The presidential elections were a deeply polarizing political process, that pitted Ollanta Humala’s nationalist policies against the conservative program of Keiko Fujimori.
Overturning former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori’s conviction on a technicality could put Peru’s fragile democracy at risk.
The United States is apparently backing right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori in the Peru presidential race to keep the forces of Chavez at bay.
Ollanta Humala navigates between competing charges that he’s too left and that he abused human rights as a military commander.
Keiko Fujimori’s Candidacy Just Adds Insult to the Injury That Her Father Inflicted on the Body Politic of Peru
To many Peruvians, the simple fact that Keiko Fujimori is running for president is reason to protest.
While doubts about Peru presidential candidates Ollanta Humala’s commitment to democracy and human rights are real enough, they pale in comparison to that of Keiko Fujimori.
If Keiko Fujimori is elected president of Peru, her association with Rudy Giuliani doesn’t bode well for the civil rights of Peruvians.