A vote for Keiko Fukimori could result in a revival of Peru’s tragic past when her corrupt, authoritarian father was president.
Georges Marie is a proud and angry Haitian lawyer who lost her husband in the earthquake. As she mourned, the humanitarian industry exploded. She watched with concern as Port au Prince’s narrow streets became clogged with white Land Rovers, each stamped with an aid agency logo on the driver’s door. It still rankles her when the humanitarians dine and dance in a four-star restaurant overlooking the Place Boyer, a public square now strung with tarps, home to some of the million-plus people still displaced from the 2010 earthquake.
The latest WikiLeaks dump confirms that American officials have been slow to recognize and treat mental health disorders in Guantanamo detainees.
In the wake of Obama’s recent tour of Latin America, media reports and commentators claimed that China has been economically outmuscling the United States in the region. The reality, however, is that Beijing’s economic presence has not come at the expense of the United States. Although Washington still maintains an overwhelming edge, its influence is decreasing. This decline will be exacerbated by Obama’s focus on boosting U.S. exports to the region rather than importing more of Latin America’s manufactured goods.
How Did the Candidates With the Highest Negative Ratings Advance in the Peru Presidential Elections?
At least one of the candidates in Peru’s presidential race, Ollanta Humala, offers an alternative to the existing economic model, which has been of little benefit to most of Peru.
The results thus far reflect the fragmentation of the right and center-right of the Peruvian political system.
The daughter of convicted human-rights abuser former President Albert Fujimori also has a chance of winning.
More than 90 international environment, development, human rights, and anti-debt organizations from around the world want the World Bank excluded from Green Climate Fund for helping poor nations address climate change.
At the same time that the police and the Honduran army were brutally repressing popular protests of teachers, students, and resistance members for the sixth day in a row, Julissa Reynoso was greeting Honduran President Porfirio Lobo at the presidential palace. According to the press release issued by the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Reynoso was there to recognize President Lobo’s achievements regarding national reconciliation, human rights, and the return to democracy in Honduras.
With the exception of populist Ollanta Humala, Peru’s presidential candidates have little to offer.