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Another angry neighbour for Bush

Ollanta Humala, the former army officer and maverick populist-nationalist who leads in the run-up to Sunday’s presidential election in Peru, says he wants to construct a “Latin American family” of like-minded peoples and governments. That has triggered fears in Washington that Peru could soon join Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, Evo Morales’s Bolivia and Fidel Castro’s Cuba in an anti-American, or at least an anti-Bush administration, radical front. But if he is to achieve his ambition, Mr Humala will have to sort out his own extraordinary family first. His brother, Antauro, is in jail after leading a bloody insurrection last year against the outgoing president, Alejandro Toledo. Full Story

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