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Saturday, June 15

Washington Post Morale Crisis in Peru's Army Could Let Guerrillas Regroup: "At its heart, the military's anger toward Toledo is rooted in the armed forces' diminished stature under his rule. Toledo won election last year promising a more open, responsive democracy after the quasi-dictatorship of President Alberto Fujimori, who after fending off an attempted military coup early in his administration gave military leaders a central place in his government." For the past two years, the post-Fujimori governments have taken turns purging the military of Montesino allies and cutting budgets. Even though the moves might have been justified, they take a toll on morale.

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