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Talk of corruption trails Toledo

Already Latin America’s least popular president, Peru’s Alejandro Toledo faces a growing list of corruption allegations against him, his wife, siblings and a top aide that could further undermine his government. As Toledo enters the fourth year of his five-year term, he faces allegations that he took a bribe from a Colombian company and that his party, Peru Posible, forged some of the signatures it needed to register for elections in 2000. He has denied both allegations, but a recent survey by APOYO, the country’s top polling firm, found that 76 percent of people aware of the bribe accusation believed it was true. The poll also put his popularity at 8 percent. Full Story

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