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Hope in the Andes: What Ollanta Humala’s Victory Means for Peru
Tuesday 14 June 2011, by
Ollanta is an Incan name meaning "the warrior everyone looks to." Indeed, all eyes were on the leftist president-elect as he greeted the crowd just before midnight with the words, "We won the elections!"
Fried pork rinds, fish, potatoes and eggs were sold by street vendors outside polling stations on election day in Lima, Peru. By nightfall, thousands of people gathered in a central plaza waving the white flags of Ollanta Humala’s political party.
Source: Toward Freedom
Photo: Alberto Monteverdi (flickr)