Friday, December 30, 2005

a man with "an obvious appeal for an underclass still searching for a solution to the hardships of life in Peru's impoverished hinterlands"

The BBC reports that Ollanta Humala, a former army officer who led a brief coup attempt in 2000 against then-President Fujimori (Hugo Chavez, anyone?), will be running for the Peruvian presidency. He's already promised to cut the president's salary (a la Evo Morales), denounced the current Toledo administration's human rights policies, and has pledged to seek "tighter central control over Peru's energy assets."


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