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Tuesday, February 20

NY Times - A Woman Emerges to Offer Peru an Alternative: "In a country deeply marked by machismo where women won the right to vote in 1956 and where as recently as five years ago men could escape jail terms for rape simply by marrying their victims, Ms. Flores's candidacy is revolutionary." There is a stereotype in Peru that women will be less inclined to corruption. (But then again, female traffic cops have been known to wink at an infraction for a little cash.) We might get a chance to put that to the test.



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