Monday, July 30, 2007
The Inter American Dialogue's Michael Shifter published 'Social Turbulence in Peru' in The Miami Herald. "Garcia's poll numbers after a year in office are sobering. Thanks largely to unmet expectations, his approval rating has tumbled from 63 percent to 32 percent. Moreover, according to a recent survey by Conecta Associates, 50 percent of Peruvians say his second government is the same as or worse than his first. Those numbers should be a clear message to other Latin American leaders and Washington policy officials about the political and social costs of ignoring the region's stubborn inequalities. "