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Monday, September 23

Christian Science Monitor Peru's never-ending quest for the perfect Constitution: "Two weeks ago, Congress began formal deliberations on Peru's third major constitutional overhaul since 1979. The result could be the 13th different Constitution in the Andean nation's 181-year history, on average one every 14 years. The head of the constitutional commission, Rep. Henry Pease, said that change is needed 'in order to give the country a text that will help us move forward.'" I covered the Constiturent Assembly back in 1978-9 so I know of Peru's urge to write the ultimate charter. So much work to produce a supreme law that nobody respects -- even the government.

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