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Tuesday, February 27

The New Yorker: From The Archive - Letter from Lima by Alma Guillermoprieto : "It was 'Alberto Fujimori: Honesty, Technology, and Work': a Peru free of sharklike politicians, a Peru full of computers, a Peru where sweat would be honored and remunerated--in short, a modern, efficient, industrious Peru." This is how you write a feature story for a major magazine. Alma Guillermoprieto sweated bullets over this article. She avoided the easy cliché and the facile generalization. Now it's worth remembering how we saw Fujimori 10 years ago.



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