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Thursday, June 13

NYT Fernando Belaunde Terry, 89, Former Peruvian Leader, Dies: "Mr. Belaśnde campaigned carrying a shovel to symbolize his pledge to create a million new jobs through agricultural projects.
But while he embraced more liberal policies, he made little impression on the country's deep economic problems, which included an annual inflation rate surpassing 100 percent, a growing burden of foreign debt payment and high unemployment." There are a few factual errors in the obituary, and it fails to grasp the political significance of Belaunde within Peruvian history.

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