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