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Wednesday, November 22

Peru has a new President, Valentin Paniagua, and he has appointed former UN secretary general Javier Perez de Cuellar as the prime minister. The day before, Congress rejected Fujimori's resignation and removed him as "morally unfit." The government will have good-name recognition internationally, and a chance to insure a fair transition domestically. Now comes the hard part - bridging the next eight months and coalescing at leat one viable political formula for durable government. Yahoo News.

Meanwhile, the National Security Archive, a posted on its website a collection of declassified U.S. documents on Vladimiro Montesinos, Fujimori's discredited security advisor. The information is disappointing. The seven documents mainly repeat charges made in the Peruvian media. Anything that might represent US comments has been blacked out. It is reassuring to know that U.S. intelligence does read the Lima newspapers. The CIA must have had very good reasons for sticking with their friend. The most damning report about CIA tolerance appeared in the Washington Post shortly after Fujimori announced he was leaving office. You will have to locate the story in the archive.

Otherwise, read Ghosts of Fujimori Stalk Peru in the LA Times.

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