By: Trevor Loudon
Leftist former military man, Ollanta Humala, has won a narrow victory in Peru’s election.
Hugo Chavez and Comrade Ollanta Humala
Humala, a close ally of Venezuela’s communist leader Hugo Chavez, was immediately congratulated by several of Latin America’s other Marxist led governments, including, Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua and Venezuela.
From China’s Xinhua.net:
Leftist former military commander Ollanta Humala won Peru’s presidential election after a bitterly fought runoff with the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori.
According to official figures published by the National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE) on Monday, with 96 percent of the vote counted, Humala won 51.54 percent, as against 48.45 percent for Keiko Fujimori.
Fujimori was quick to recognize Humala’s victory and conceded defeat.
“I recognize the triumph of Ollanta Humala. I salute his victory and wish him luck,” Fujimori said.
She also said she was ready to open a dialogue with Humala’s team to look for areas of cooperation to ensure national unity prevails in Peru.
Humala, who takes office in July for a five-year term until 2016, quickly got words of congratulations from across Latin America.
Heads of state from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Nicaragua and Venezuela were among the first to congratulate Humala on winning the election.
This was the second time Humala ran for president in Peru after losing narrowly in 2006 to Alan Garcia in the second round of elections.
The Cuban/Brazilian/Venezuelan orchestrated “Red Tide” has now engulfed most of Latin America.
Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, even Chile, are all under threat.
From whence comes the counter-revolution?