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Peru’s opposition candidate for president is gaining in polls, opposes concession of dock


A U.S. State Department cable released on Wikileaks revealed that U.S. diplomats have been conducting a thinly-veiled campaign against Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, pictured here, in favor of his neo-liberal rival. Click on the image to read the Wikileaks article.

An article titled “Maersk Wins Contract For $1.1 Billion Pier at Top Peru Port” includes the following information about Callao’s recently announced port concession deal with APM Terminals:

The concession [of Callao’s North Dock to APM Terminals] was awarded as opposition presidential candidate Ollanta Humala widened his lead in a poll released today. Humala said in a March 23 interview that he opposed the pier concession.

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