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Tuesday, March 13

Yahoo / Reuters - Peru Mig-29 Crashes During Tests Linked to Spy Probe: "A MiG-29 fighter jet crashed on Tuesday outside an airport in northern Peru during tests to determine whether it was obsolete and purchased as part of a massive corruption scheme, a congressman said." The arms purchases are the closest thing to a smoking gun for Fujimori and Montesinos, but the guys who are going to pay the bill are the Peruvian generals who carried out the purchases. The pay-off for civilian rule is that the Peruvian armed forces has never been more demoralized and leaderless. Ten years ago, Lima would have been rife with bolas (rumors) about the military not accepting a female president, thus vetoing the candidacy of Lourdes Flores Nano.

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