interesting read. Almost like the riddle that stretches the imagination, “Is Dr. Albert Schweitzer responsible for AIDS or Ebola? Was it one of those people he saved or a descendant who became Patient X?”.
As the author states, we will never know.
They would not apply the same rules to anyone else guilty of his crimes. It's an Alinsky principle: force your opposition to play by his own rules, but don't waste your time doing that yourself. Second, he was Asian, and racism against Asians - especially successful Asians - motivates more then just the Leftists in Peru.
Eventually Peru will descend into the madness that Fujimori staved off for a few moments in its history. Handing over the government to the indigeanos will result in bloody regression to an animist past, the end point of which will probably be takeover and domination by a patron tyrant state like China.
The question is, will the U.S. stand by and watch?
Fujimori made several mistakes that led to his downfall. The first, and most important, was that his chief of secret police was unstable, and prone to committing unacceptable acts, such as a rural sterilization program and blackmail programs.
Another mistake was in not building populist support, but instead relying on the military and the police for support. After dismissing the unpopular and corrupt judiciary, he should have gone to lengths to involve the public in the creation of a popular and far more honest replacement.
His national parliament, as well, needed to be redesigned and supervised with a republican, all politics is local, concept in mind. As much as possible, the representatives should live with the people they represent.
He personally should never have been an issue. Even if he didn’t want to delegate power to his lieutenants, it should be believed by the public that they were initiating and executing policy independent of him. However, when things didn’t work, then he could have stepped up and assumed responsibility, which would make him the good guy.
Largess is peculiar in central and South America, and keeping the quantities up, and price of staple items low can mean a government stands or falls. Tortillas and beans and rice can make or break a government, where more important issues are ignored.
Excellent post; thank you.