posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:30 PM
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Hello, I´m a newly registered member of this site but have been visiting the site for some time now. My subject is on the upcoming Peruvian election.
I am currently teaching english in Peru and it appears that a strong handed nationalist former military man Ollanta Humala may win the election. I was
just wondering if anyone had any specific information on him other than that you can read on the mainstream. It seems as if the whole of South
America is leaning towards the left and trying to spark up some kind of alliance against America. Your thoughts on the subject would be most
yup, most of Latinoamerica is turning left and socialist. Their past governments were a failure and did not help their people at all, so they're
feeling the consequences of their failure now that they're getting thrown out of office.
I'm not very familiar with Peru, but I know Toledo has done a terrible job and needs to get kicked out of office ASAP.
Originally posted by Nygdan
Well, Chavez has been supporting fellow-leftists in places like chile and nicaragua apparently, so it'd make sense if he supported one in Peru. Is
this guy a leftist though?
Chavez is also organizing a counter-balance to US influence in latin america, so perhaps, if he is supporting this guy and he is a nationalist rather
than a leftist, then this might represent a widening of that effort.
You make it sound as though Chavez was behind the Socialist's success in Latin America. He's not. As I stated before, Latin America is turning left
because their past governments failed to fullfill their population's needs. But I agree that Chavez is certainly helping his fellow socialist
I got this from wikipedia.
"The etnocaceristas therefore strongly embrace identification with their Incan heritage, nationalization of the country's industries (beginning with
recently privatized industries), the reintroduction of the death penalty, the legalization of coca cultivation, and a strong anti-Chilean stance
particularly against Chilean investors which many etnocaceristas claim are manipulating the country's economy.
Ollanta Humala has also embraced the Bolivarian concept of a pan-American republic, frequently referring to other Latin American nations as "brother
nations" particularly with regard to Bolivia which was for a short time in a Confederacy with Peru and which sided with Peru in the War of the
Pacific against Chile. Humala has also expressed sympathy with the government of Juan Velasco, which took power in a bloodless military coup and
nationalized various of the country's industries whilst pursuing a favorable foreign policy with Cuba and the Soviet Union."
Yup, the guy is a nationalist socialist, former military leader. He looks pretty much just like Chavez.
[edit on 22-3-2006 by NuclearHead]