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2006-06-05 13:30:21

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Alan Garcia, Peru's new president-elect, pledges to do what few Latin American leaders have achieved: seduce Wall Street with prudent policies and simultaneously lift millions out of poverty. In a sign of the optimism surrounding Garcia, who aims to atone for his disastrous 1985-1990 presidency, stocks in Lima surged 2 percent on Monday, thrilled by his pledges of strong economic growth and a low budget deficit. Peru's foreign bonds also...

2006-06-05 06:52:22

Corrects first paragraph to read "Hugo Chavez" instead of "Hugh Chavez." Correcting name. By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take...

2006-06-05 07:06:35

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take advantage of a populist anti-U.S. tide in Latin America by supporting Ollanta Humala, a former army...

2006-06-04 22:31:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's Alan Garcia, once reviled for creating an economic disaster during his 1985-1990 presidency, won a chance for atonement when he was elected on Sunday on promises to reduce poverty and improve already record economic growth. A lawyer and persuasive orator from one of Latin America's oldest political parties, Garcia returns to office two decades after his first term sparked hyperinflation and food shortages. Yet he won mainly because...

2006-06-04 22:24:24

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia beat a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses. The result is a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take advantage of a populist anti-U.S. tide in Latin America by supporting Ollanta Humala, a former army...

2006-06-04 21:32:52

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (Reuters) - The United States welcomed friction between Venezuela and some of its regional neighbors on Sunday, the opening day of a meeting of the Western Hemisphere's top diplomatic body. "It is encouraging that democracies in Latin American feel that Venezuela has been infringing on their own democratic process are speaking up on their own," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick told reporters. "This is not only Peru but Nicaragua and...

2006-06-04 21:07:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia led a fiery ex-army nationalist in Peru's runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses, unofficial counts showed. If officially confirmed, the result would be a blow for Venezuela's President Hugh Chavez, who sparked a diplomatic spat with Peru after trying to take advantage of a populist anti-U.S. tide in...

2006-06-04 18:25:06

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia led a runoff election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses, exit polls and unofficial counts showed. Garcia, who portrays himself as a left-of-center democrat, won 52.7 percent of votes, according to an unofficial count by pollster Apoyo that sampled 91 percent of ballots. Nationalist ex-army commander Ollanta...

2006-06-04 17:48:52

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former President Alan Garcia led a run-off election on Sunday, staging a political comeback after his 1980s government ended in economic ruin, rebel violence and accusations of rights abuses, exit polls and unofficial counts showed,. Garcia, who portrays himself as a left-of-center democrat, won 52.9 percent of votes, according to an unofficial count by respected Apoyo pollster which sampled of 86 percent of ballots. Nationalist ex-army...

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...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'