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Saturday, October 27

NY Times Peru's Ex-Spymaster Exercises Power From His Jail Cell: "No serious analyst here talks of a coup, given the sharp blows that the security forces have received after revelations of their corruption in the last two years. But many believe that Mr. Montesinos and his allies may be stirring opposition to the new president to resist change and sabotage their prosecution. While Mr. Montesinos may be behind bars and is unable to pull all the strings, officials say, the vast network of corruption that he honed is proving so deeply entrenched in all of the society's major power centers that it has become nearly impossible to root out completely." A chilling story about Montesinos's continuing reach into Peruvian power structures. But unless the government wants to purge hundreds of military officers, it will still have to watch its back.

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