Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Fujimori - How To Steal A Democracy permanent link   2 comments
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I think this is an interesting article published in the San Francisco Chronicle two days ago. It's a nice read, a well-illustrated trip down memory lane.


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At 1/26/2006 01:01:00 AM, Anonymous Maria wrote...

Thank you for this article. Honestly, this is the most in-depth and informative article that I have read pertaining to the Fujimori Era.
It is true... when I lived there, the public was not informed about such briberies until these famous 'vladivideos' aired. It is utterly disgusting how much money people were given. An extra $35,000 dollars is an incredible amount of money and when it is compared to the average household income of $300/mo for the employed; it really makes me want to hit someone.
I think that the worst part about this is the whole 20% still Fujimoristas that you mentioned. Sadly, most of the public is not well informed about the atrocities and the corruption that occured during the Fujimori-Montesinos regime. Due to the high rate of unemployment and the constant inflation, people would rather return to an era where they lived in the midst of corruption in order to feed their family.

 
At 1/26/2006 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Inka-Wolfy wrote...

Hi Maria, bienvenidos a un lobo en Perú. Stop by and post often :-)

You make a great point. The general attitude among Peruvians is not about who the better candidate is or which system is better, it's about choosing the lesser of two (3, 4..) evils. The "lessons learned" thing doesn't seem to apply.
it really makes me want to hit someone. LOL, I'd rather recommend using a punching bag like the "Million Dollar Baby" or a batting cage or whatever suits you to release tension, anger and aggression. :-)

 

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