Peruvians choose between their wallets and consciences

Peruvians choose between their wallets and consciences

Ask a Lima taxi driver how he will vote in the Peruvian elections this Sunday and he might, with a world-weary sigh, characterise the dilemma as choosing between your wallet and your conscience.

Thinking of your wallet means voting for Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the former President Alberto Fujimori who is serving a 25-year stretch for corruption and links to death squads.

She promises to maintain Peru’s market-friendly model, which has made it one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but critics say she could repeat the sins of the father.

Keiko Fujimori’s last name, for many Peruvians, is synonymous with the destruction of democratic institutions, systemic corruption and a murderous counter-insurgency against Maoist Shining Path guerrillas in the 1990s.

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