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Peruvian Election

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posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 12:02 PM
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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 Americ. Your thoughts on the subject would be most appreciated.
Thankyou




posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 12:49 PM
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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.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:30 PM
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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 appreciated.
Thankyou


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 friends.

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."

en.wikipedia.org...

Yup, the guy is a nationalist socialist, former military leader. He looks pretty much just like Chavez.



[edit on 22-3-2006 by NuclearHead]



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:00 PM
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He claims not to be a leftist. Though he was linked with human rights abuses in the Amazon jungle area of Peru where The army fought an aggresive war agaisnt the shining path gurrelias. He also sraged a coup when fujimori had already left the country claiming to of saved the country. I don´t think he is to be trusted, though from what Peruvians are telling me they have had enough of democracy as it breeds corruption and ineffieciancy, they want a strong hand to pull the country together. It´s a beautiful country and the people are exceptionally friendly.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:23 PM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
I don´t think he is to be trusted,


Is there anyone else they can really trust? I don't think so.



posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 07:36 PM
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Rather the evil i know than don´t.




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