Living in Chile relations with Peru are important. Geographic neighbors, a large Peruvian contingent in Chile, a volatile past which has subsided but continues to emerge as a talking point by Peruvian politicians looking to gain ground.
Today I was reading an article in a Chilean newspaper that quoted a Peruvian living in Chile. The article goes on to say …
“that most of the negativity associated with Humala is based more on paranoia than reality. Humala’s platform ultimately is not based on changing the fundamental rules of the economic or political system,” he added. “Any changes he does make will concern how money is redistributed.”
Hmm, so no major changes other than redistributing money throughout the economy. A harbinger for things to come as the Peruvian stock exchange plummeted upon the news Humala had won.
These will be interesting times for Peruvians as I would go out on a limb to suggest redistributing money is not a minor thing. While inequality exists, the policies to address that should be well-reasoned and are above all, a major change to the economic and political system.