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2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...

2006-06-05 15:01:53

By Alistair Scrutton LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - If Alan Garcia's pledges are to be believed, his victory in Peru may signal that pragmatic social democracy is making more inroads in Latin America than headline-grabbing anti-U.S. populism in Venezuela and Bolivia. The election of Bolivian President Evo Morales and his backing from anti-U.S. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez have sparked worries in Washington about the influence in the region of leftists ready to befriend Iran or nationalize...

2006-06-04 16:56:06

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Left-of-center former President Alan Garcia led a run-off election on Sunday, exit polls showed, staging a huge political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. Garcia had 52.8 percent of the vote, compared to 47.2 percent for ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala, according to an exit poll released by respected firm Apoyo. A Datum exit poll gave Garcia 54.9 percent versus 45.1...

2006-04-16 14:16:03

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - The gap between two candidates battling for a runoff spot in Peru's presidential race narrowed on Sunday as votes cast abroad moved conservative Lourdes Flores closer behind left-leaning former president Alan Garcia. With 89.5 percent of votes counted from the April 9 election, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala, who has said he will give the state more control over the economy, was in first place with 30.9 percent of the vote and...

2006-04-08 19:23:12

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-08 19:22:09

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-07 09:52:07

By Robin Emmott TRUJILLO, Peru (Reuters) - With his name painted on almost every wall and his photo staring down from almost every billboard, former President Alan Garcia is hard to miss in northern Peru, a heartland of voter support that is happy to overlook the chaos of his 1985-1990 government. Such unconditional backing could give the charismatic leftist Garcia of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance party, or APRA, just enough impetus to take second in Sunday's...

2006-04-06 20:57:07

By Patricia Zengerle AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of brightly clad Peruvians rallied to mark the formal end of campaigning on Thursday as pollsters said nationalist Ollanta Humala remained ahead in the presidential race but was unlikely to win in the first round. In Arequipa, in southern Peru where the front-running retired army commander's support is strongest, the central Plaza de Armas was so crowded with thousands of Humala supporters that some hung in trees and from...

2006-04-06 10:14:08

By Maria Luisa Palomino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Conservative presidential candidate Lourdes Flores has gained ground on her nationalist rival Ollanta Humala to tie for the lead in Peru's election on Sunday, a new poll showed on Thursday. Flores, who is pro-business and was the front-runner in the polls until mid-February, saw her voter support rise slightly to 27.6 percent, according to a CPI poll. However, that figure is less than the 50 percent of voter support needed to avoid a...

2006-04-02 11:35:20

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Support for nationalist front-runner Ollanta Humala fell slightly, according to a new poll on Sunday, a week ahead of a presidential election in Peru that appears headed for a runoff. Thirty-one percent of voters support Humala, who is campaigning to restrict foreign investment, according to the respected Apoyo poll published in the newspaper El Comercio, compared with 33 percent a week earlier. The former army officer, who promises a...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.