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Peruvians Should Use Their Votes to Say: “Peru is not for sale.”

| May 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
By Roger Noriega

Peruvian voters will choose between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori in the June 5 presidential run-off.  Many view both candidates with suspicion, with Humala closely associated with the radical Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Fujimori the daughter of the jailed former president Alberto Fujimori.  I offered my views on this subject in a public statement at a May 16 Miami press conference with former U.S. Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL).  (Delivered in Spanish; original text and English translation below)

            The voters of Peru are faced with a very difficult choice in the second round of the presidential elections. 

            According to recent polls, about 20 percent of voters have not expressed a preference or intend to vote a blank ballot.  Another 10 percent say that they could change their mind in the coming weeks.  That is ... Read More