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Thursday, June 7

Times of London No inca -- Peru's new leader has traded too much on his humble past: "Señor Toledo’s biggest problem may, however, come from within. His populist electioneering strategy was stronger on charisma and chutzpah than on a strict regard for truth. Doubt has publicly been cast on some of his more romantic stories about his family. He also presented his Indian background in almost Messianic terms, getting aides to chant the name of a 15th-century Inca emperor, Pachacutec, at his rallies. If he is to do the good he wants, he must not now make the mistake of believing that he really is Pachacutec." This leading article (editorial) highlights views from the other side of the Atlantic.

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