We are used to presidents, CEOs, and so forth to be above the law in our country. They have demonstrated that they can commit any crime (lie, steal, torture, and mass murder) and get away with it. However, let’s realize that we can change this. Let’s take a look at other countries, Peru for example. Former Peruvian President Fujimori was recently released after many years spent in jail — supposedly on humanitarian grounds because of bad health at his old age. His successor (Toledo) is currently taking cover in the U.S. with an international arrest warrant issued against him. His successor (Humala) is currently being investigated, and his successor (Kuczynski), who is the current president in office, is also in the cross hairs already. Wait a moment… just another moment… Yup! Kuczynski just stepped down shortly before an assured impeachment. Let’s see if he manages to flee the country before he is apprehended.
Even though Peru is steeped in corruption even worse than we are (street muggers and police are sometimes one and the same), corrupt politicians there are no longer safe. The Peruvian people have had enough of their politicians’ corruption. It’s like the reverse of us: becoming the president of Peru seems to have become a sure ticket for a prison sentence or for having to seek refuge abroad…
So, change is possible. The people can hold the corrupt top accountable. Let’s keep up the fight! Maybe spice it up with a little Peruvian aji… 🙂
There seems to be no English-speaking video clip out just yet on Kuczynski’s resignation. But here is one leading up to it:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Members of Congress are calling Peru’s President Kuczynski to step down”)
Finally some English language news clips came out covering Kuczynski’s resignation. As you can infer from this clip, an “everyone gets percentage-wise representation” electoral system that leads to multiple parties in government as opposed to our “winner take all” system that leads to just two parties who more easily cozy up to each other (playing their “good cop/bad cop” routine on the voters while jointly serving their billionaire donors), has a much higher likelihood for impeachments — the outcome of elected politicians not being so easily all in cahoots with one another in a kind of unholy twin-party marriage when they come from multiple corners of the electorate:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Peruvian President Kuczynski offers resignation to Congress | Al Jazeera English “)
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