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Saturday, June 23

Yahoo / AP Peru's President-Elect Heads to U.S: "His main objective for the U.S.-European trip is to draw $400 million in 'emergency' aid to help jump-start Peru's stalled economy, said Fernando Villaran, a member of Toledo's economic team. Villaran said the aid is needed to help fund a broad program of public works projects that would provide 400,000 short-term jobs in the first two years of Toledo's five-year term to stave off potential social unrest among Peru's poor majority." Only arriving in the United States, Toledo will try to collect on the political debt acquired by Washington for the removal of the Fujimori embarassment.

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