Tugging Toledo to the Right

Tugging Toledo to the Right


It is a long way from the gritty streets of Lima to the Miami offices of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, with their magnificent views over Biscayne Bay. Yet Kuczynski, a veteran of international finance and government, is weighing a return to the snakepit of Peruvian politics. In February, Alejandro Toledo, one of the front-runners in Peru?s April presidential race, chose Kuczynski as his chief economic advisor. But the 62-year-old Kuczynski, who has served twice in Peruvian governments in the 1960s and 1980s, says this is not a conscious decision to return to politics. ?I have been asked to help and I am happy to help,? he says.

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