Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Peruvian Amnesia

It makes sense that Fujimori wants to go back to Peru. He must feel lonely in Japan, a country where he is just another fellow citizen. Back home he was the chief. What doesn’t make sense is that he may actually win the presidency.

If he returns he could be charged and found innocent on technical grounds. Or he could follow the example of fellow Nicaraguan colleague Arnoldo Alemán and run the country from prison.

Today no presidential hopeful has more popularity than Fujimori. His 20% puts him next to Lourdes Flores Nano from the Popular Christian Party.

The memories of the Vladivideos, his involvement in the army's killing of civilians, his embarrassing escape to Japan and faxed resignation letter, all of that has already been forgotten by 20% of the country. If the rest of Peru is amnesic we will find out in the next few months.


At 12:13 AM, Blogger Andres Berger said...

It's no amnesia

What happened is that Fujimori bought
the minds of many people with jobs,
money and gifts.

All people remember, but in their minds
it's better to have someone that makes
people happy, than someone honest,
although he was favored by the economic
situation at the time he was president.


Andrés Berger García
Marketing Manager
Machu Picchu Tour

Consorcio De Viajes S.A.C.
Calle Cólon 110. Oficina 401. Miraflores
Lima -- Perú. Telefax: 511-2430149

At 7:09 AM, Blogger Camilo Pino said...

Let's say selective memory then.


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