Overcoming Fujimori’s Shadow

Overcoming Fujimori’s Shadow


As weary Peruvians return to the polls for a presidential run-off in May, they face a stark choice. They can choose between the mercurial Alan García, a former president. Or they can pick Alejandro Toledo, celebrated for his rise from shoeshine boy to alumnus of one of America's finest universities, but untested in public office. Neither candidate won a majority in the April election. It is a year since Alberto Fujimori won a third presidential term in an election tainted by fraud. Violent protests erupted during his inauguration last July and by November, Fujimori was gone, kicked out by Congress after the release of a video showing his ubiquitous intelligence chief Vladimiro Mon

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