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Tuesday, February 27

Washington Post - Those Crazy Politicos of Peru: "Fujimori's sister ran a charity, collecting used clothes from Japan and distributing them to the poor of Peru. The clothes were stored in the basement of the presidential palace, where the Fujimori family could pick through them and snag the best stuff for themselves. One Christmas, the president told an army colonel that he had a present for him. He escorted the colonel to the basement and told him to pick what he wanted." This news item is actually about an "The Government Is Missing," Isabel Hilton's story in this week's New Yorker.



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