Peru’s President-elect Visits Cuba

Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Cuba early Tuesday to meet with President Raul Castro, on the last stop of his Latin America tour before taking office on July 28.

“We have come here to visit a sister country and to set an open agenda with President Raul Castro,” Humala said in respose to a question from Prensa Latina.

This visit is the last stop of a tour abroad before the inauguration, Humala said after being received by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, and the Cuban ambassador to Lima, Luis Delfin Perez.

According to his agenda, Humala planned to be in Cuba for about 15 hours for his meeting with Raul Castro and other scheduled activities.

On October 29, 2000, Humala, 49, a retired lieutenant colonel, along with his brother Antauro and 62 others, organized the Locumba military uprising, demanding the restoration of constitutional order in opposition to President Alberto Fujimori, who is now serving a 25-year prison sentence in Peru.

Humala founded the Peruvian Nationalist Party and ran for president in 2006, but lost in the runoff to APRA Party leader Alan Garcia.

Humala won the last presidential election, also in a runoff, to Keiko Fujimori.


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