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Peruvian president purges the Police and promotes fresh generation in Armed Forces

Tuesday, October 11th 2011 - 08:36 UTC
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President Ollanta Humala has fired two-thirds of all generals in Peru's police force in an unprecedented purge to stamp out systemic corruption, the government said on Monday. In the Armed Forces there was also a renewal with the promotion of 48 officers. Read full article


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  • Pedro

    There we go- the populist way to become a democratic dictator. Fire any possible opposition in the Army and Police. Replace the judiciary with judges that support you and then destroy opposition newspapers. Promote those that support you and Bobs your uncle you have control. Viva the people!

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 05:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    May be right, Pedro,
    but we have only seen one of your four key changes on the road to 'democratic dictatorship'

    I first thought 'democratic dictatorship' MUST be an oxymoron - especially when it was applied to Chavez,
    but there is nothing remotely democratic about abusing the tenets of democracy to bring about and 'validate' your dictatorship.

    Does a dictatorship become democratic simply because you get the people to vote for you? There are many undemocratic ways of winning/forcing votes, not least, removing competitors from office, placing them in prison, blackening their name, etc, etc.

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Isn't it time for you to take a swim with the hippos at the Okawango?
    What a boooring Wabenzi you are!

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 08:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    1 & 2 - You both might be correct. And, 3; you are being an ass, as usual.

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 09:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    @3 :-))))

    Oct 11th, 2011 - 10:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    S -Thinko,

    Its Okavango with a V - Not W for wanker.
    @2 You are right the other changes will follow soon - watch!

    Oct 12th, 2011 - 05:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Everything is a question op perspective my dear Schwarzer Freund....

    For you, an Anglicized Black it is spelled Okavango….

    For me, an Aryan Boer it is spelled Okawango….

    My regards to die schöne Botsuana....

    Oct 12th, 2011 - 03:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • xbarilox

    old fart alert at #7

    Oct 12th, 2011 - 05:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    @ Sthinko - try again - the spelling is and always will be Okavango. Spinning it which ever way - like a typical Argentinian politician, does not change that. You being an Aryan Boer - ha ha ha ha! You are not even equall to a fart by one of those guys.

    Oct 12th, 2011 - 05:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (9) Pedro

    Thank’s for the compliment boy…. The English trained you right.
    Now you should learn a man’s language……………..
    „Der Okavango, auch Okawango oder Kavango genannt, ist ein zirka 1.700 Kilometer langer Fluss im südlichen Afrika.“

    Oct 12th, 2011 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    So kommt die Wahrheit heraus schließlich - Sie sind aus Nazi anständig. Die Deutschen Rechtschreibung es falsch macht es nicht richtig.
    Sich heil

    Oct 13th, 2011 - 06:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Nice try Pedro..............

    Lots of grammatical and spelling mistakes but I do comprehend what you are trying to express....

    But……………Wrong on all points my suntanned Wabenzi friend………..

    Grüß Gott

    Oct 13th, 2011 - 07:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Pedro's German looks OK to me.
    Where are all these grammatical and spelling mistakes?

    Oct 13th, 2011 - 11:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (13) GeoffWard

    I remember having declined to be your private Spanish teacher in the past.
    I decline now to be your private German teacher.

    But……………. For the benefit of our good Tswana boy……:

    The Wabenzi’s original text:
    ”So kommt die Wahrheit heraus schließlich.
    Sie sind aus Nazi anständig.
    Die Deutschen Rechtschreibung es falsch macht es nicht richtig.
    Sich heil.”

    Think’s corrected text. (respecting, as much as possible, the Un-Germanic original style):
    So kommt schließlich die Wahrheit heraus.
    Sie sind aus Nazi Abstammung.
    Die deutsche Rechtschreibung macht “falsch” doch nicht richtig.
    Sieg heil.

    Oct 14th, 2011 - 03:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    So finally the truth comes out.
    They are made of Nazi descent.
    The German spelling makes “wrong” but not really.
    Sieg heil.
    The WaBenzi's original text:
    “So the truth comes out eventually.
    They are decent for a Nazi.
    The German spelling it wrong does not make it right.
    Be healed. ”

    Thanks Think, you rose to the task;
    though I much prefer to end my sentences with a verkommt

    Oct 14th, 2011 - 06:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    To clarify……….

    This is how a German speaking person would read the Wabenzi’s “teutonic” text:
    “So comes the truth out finally.
    You are of Nazi respectable.
    The Germans spelling it wrong makes it not right.
    Oneselve heil.”

    And this is what a decent, good-willed German speaking person would have infered, the Wabenzi boy wanted to say:
    Finally, the truth surfaces.
    You are of Nazi descent.
    The German spelling doesn't make a wrong right.
    Sieg heil.

    Geoff.............No wonder that your perception of the world is so partial, limited and archaic when you, without even batting your eyelashes, can state that : “Pedro's German looks OK to me.”

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 08:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    @16 - Spot on Thinko. My German is limited and not good. However - you got the message. So what is your original Aryan name?

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 10:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    the word pedant can be easily mistaken for peasant.
    But, so be it, I like speaking to both pedants and peasants.
    With you I get two for one ;-)

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Dear Pedro………..:

    You Tswanas didn’t even have a written language………..
    Why are you then complaining about the Südwest-Afrikaner spelling of Okawango with a ”W”?

    As Kelper Squaterette “ Monty 96” so graphically can say it:
    “You could always go back to digging up dirt with the arsebone of a giraffe” (post 58)

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    @19 True about the written language although it survived 2000 years - That was then - we live in the now. As for Giraffe bones to dig with, you would'nt know what one looks like. As a matter of fact you wont dig up dirt to save yourself - you,ll just whimper and die.
    Besides your Aryan Nazism and obvious shortcomings - add white supremacist and racist to the list.

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (20) But……….. my esteemed suntanned Tswana boy....

    Before calling me all those names you should read my answer to Kelper Squaterette “Monty96” about her harsh comment on our African brothers digging methods:

    ”61 Think Oct 05th, 2011
    (58) Monty96 :Western ethnocentricity (=ignorance) at its best:
    You say:
    ” fact what are you doing on your nasty imperialist western computer? You could always go back to digging up dirt with the arsebone of a giraffe.”
    I say:
    Where would we all be without Indian mathematics?
    Or the Mesopotamian wheel?
    Or Chinese pasta?”

    White supremacist me? No way!

    Oct 15th, 2011 - 01:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    So not a supremacist - nothing said about racism? You agree then on that one. I can smell your type from a mile away. Denial only goes that far.

    Oct 16th, 2011 - 06:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Woooooooooooooooooow……….. From a mile away?
    Then you must have some G/ana blood in you!

    Dear boy……… you may be able to smell your way through life, but you aren’t very good at reading...................... Are you?

    If I remember correctly, since you began commenting my posts, you have called me: ”British”, ”Racist”, White Supremacist, ”Communist”, ”Peronist” and ”Nazist”.

    I’m neither………………...................................

    But, calling me British was really under the belt ;-)

    Oct 16th, 2011 - 02:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pedro

    How about this one? You are so cute

    Oct 16th, 2011 - 05:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Chuckle chuckle®

    Oct 16th, 2011 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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