MSNBC / Retuers Peru's ex-president Belaunde critical after stroke
: "Belaunde, 89, a widely respected figure whose election in 1980 was a triumph over the military rulers who had ousted him in 1968, suffered the stroke on Friday. He was paralyzed down his left side, unable to eat or swallow, but conscious. 'We have to be realistic and consider that the possibility of him responding to treatment are fairly limited,' his physician, Carlos Vallejos, told reporters." With the passing of time, Belaunde's two terms in the presidency start to look better than those who succeeded him in power. He was a visionary who could not match his dreams with the realities of the country.