Huh?

We usually send our fellow blogger Setty heaps of praise, most of it deserved. But this one left me scratching my head. About the elections in Peru, Setty says: What a surprise. Peruvian institutions fail to listen to the public, demonstrators are routinely shot dead, and vast areas of the country live without electricity, paved…

Keiko-media

Daniel, in a thoughtful post on the Peruvian election, sides with … yours truly. Not only that, he lays down the gauntlet, lumping Quico together with his nickname thief! The money quote: Tonight I was very briefly watching Buenas Noches in Globovision, another example of shitty choice between utter idiocy and utter evil at VTV. …

Keiko-ño…de su Padre!

No, Juan. En serio, no. No way. Some things are beyond lesser-of-two-evils thinking. We’re talking really about some rock bottom, basic stuff here. Really bedrock human values. Keiko Fujimori is running proudly, aggressively on the legacy of a guy who ordered the army to murder innocent people on suspicions that turned out to be false.…

Keiko-jones…

It was easy to feel for Peruvians by reading the Twitter feeds from people commenting on the, ahem, unsavory choice they are faced with in the 2nd round of Presidential elections. For the rest of us Latin Americans, the feud between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori is a kind of proxy Celebrity Death Match between…

The Peruvian Debacle

I spent most of last night in a state of catatonic shock at what happened in Peru. Just slowly rocking back and forward in my chair muttering “no, no, no, no puede ser…” That Humala sends a cold shiver of dread down my spine will not surprise my readers. The amazing thing is that he’s…

Hugo Chávez: Toxic Brand

How toxic has the Chávez brand gotten in Latin America? So toxic that even the candidates the guy has bought and paid for are forced to distance themselves repeatedly from him in public to preserve their electoral viability. It’s gotten to the point where even if he won, Humala couldn’t afford the political capital it would…