Competent, Committed and Controversial

Competent, Committed and Controversial


Meeting Roberto Dañino it's natural to ask why a Washington-based lawyer on a $140,000-a-month pay package would give it up to become prime minister of Peru, a $14,000-a-month job with 'headache' written all over it. Typical of Dañino, a business veteran who plainly relishes a challenge, he shrugs off the question with a smile. "Coming from a six-acre mansion [in a wealthy suburb of Washington] to live in a 200-meter apartment in Lima is a little bit of a shock," he says. "For my children it has been a sacrifice. For me it is the privilege of a million lifetimes." When the call came from Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo two months ago inviting Dañino ('Bobby'

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