Momentum is building for drug law reform in Latin America.
Half a year into his presidency, Peru’s Ollanta Humala has not been the Chavez clone his critics predicted.
In the face of a disturbing past and widespread apathy, leftist students struggle to encourage political action on campus.
If new Peruvian President Ollanta Humala institutes aggressive policies that threaten coca production and leave behind piles of bodies, his political future will be in doubt.
With a slim majority in Congress and a still-strong conservative opposition, Ollanta Humala may well find it difficult to implement even his moderate program of change.
Ollanta Humala’s victory over Keiko Fujimori represents the triumph of hope over fear.
First, Ollanta Humala needs to calm the roiled political waters of Peru.
United States fears losing Peru to camp of Venezuela, Bolivia, et al; backs Fujimori for president.
Many support Ollanta Humala to prevent the return, in the form of his daughter, of former President Alberto Fujimori’s human rights abuses.
If elected president of Peru, will Keiko Fujimori carry on in her father Alberto’s corrupt, authoritarian tradition?
Except for populist Ollanta Humala, Peru’s presidential candidates leave the public cold.
Peru’s new president is pushing free market policies and promoting social justice. Can he do both?