peru country report

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Ethical Practice Batchelor Country Report: Peru Alberto Fugimori was elected as the president of Peru in 1990. His presidency dramatically reduced the prevalence of guerilla warfare. However, his dependence on utilizing authoritarian tactics created an economic decline in the latter part of the 1990’s, generating an increase in dissatisfaction with his regime; this led to his fall in 2000. A temporary overseeing government held new elections in early 2001, making Alejandro TOLEDO the new head of government. The presidential election of 2006 placed Alan Garcia in power after a disappointing presidential term from 1985 to 1990. The Peruvian government has ignored numerous human rights violations over recent years. The government did not fulfill their commitment made in 2001 to consent with recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights including
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Unformatted text preview: 165 cases of human rights violations. The government of Peru has been known to ignore bringing those who commit human rights violations to justice. Often police and military authorities have not been tried in civilian courts for accusations of abuse. In February of 2006, Peru was internationally pressured to relocate four hundred prisoners because of the inhumane conditions they were forced to live in. Because there has been a constant struggle for political power between democratic advocates and dictator authorities, the country’s poverty and economical infrastructure have essentially been ignored. This governmental instability has a trickle down effect into each aspect of a Peruvian’s wellbeing, and their access to basic human rights....
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHL115 taught by Professor Bachelor during the Fall '06 term at Elon.

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