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  Alejandro Toledo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Toledo was one of sixteen children of a family of indigenous Amerindian campesinos in the town of Cabana, province of Pallasca, Ancash region.
Toledo refused to participate on a second round against Fujimori (since none of them received at least 50% of the vote) and unsuccessfully petitioned to have the election annulled [2].
Toledo then further deepened the scandal by stating, in a press conference, that it was he who ordered his Cabinet to present their resignations, in clear opposition to the law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alejandro_Toledo   (1452 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Peruvian President Toledo touts his record
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo warned April 12 that poverty is the enemy of democracy in Latin America and said that despite Perus recent economic gains, he did not do enough to improve the lot of Perus poor during his five-year term.
Toledo, who was a fellow at the now-defunct Harvard Institute for International Development in the early 1990s, gave himself high marks for respect for democratic principles, such as freedom of the press, and for putting Peru's economic house in order.
Toledo said that after the abuses of his predecessor, Alberto Fujimori, the fact that Peru's April 9 election was held fairly means that there has already been a winner in the Peruvian election: democracy.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/2006/04.20/03-peru.html   (914 words)

 Online NewsHour: Peru's Challenger- May 5, 2000
Toledo, is one of 16 children born to a peasant family in a remote farming village in Ancash Province.
Toledo, who frequently campaigns wearing a bulletproof vest, was recently pelted with eggs and flour by Fujimori supporters at an appearance on the outskirts of the capital.
ALEJANDRO TOLEDO: Essentially, what we are proposing is to rescue the credibility of the national office of our electoral board that is in charge of actually operationalizing the election.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/latin_america/jan-june00/toledo_5-5.html   (1513 words)

 The Epoch Times | Peru's Toledo, Mired in Scandal, Asks People's Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LIMA, Peru - President Alejandro Toledo appealed to Peruvians to trust his denial that his party faked election signatures and said the case should be closed, but lawmakers on Monday vowed to pursue the allegations.
Toledo had originally agreed to attend a session of the commission on Monday but it was later called off after the president refused to have his answers recorded.
Toledo has taken that to mean he is exempt from the investigation, something legal experts say is a moot point.
english.epochtimes.com /news/5-3-14/27029.html   (442 words)

 Peru's Alejandro Toledo Spectrezine
On the one hand, in a country where 82% of the population is either indigenous or of mixed descent, Toledo, a former shoeshine boy nicknamed the “cholo,” would seem to represent an irresistible rags to riches story, spot-lighting being only the country’s first president to share the heritage of its ethnic majority.
Toledo’s administration stepped into rocky relations with Washington, which had ordered a total review of Peru’s drug program after a plane carrying US missionaries was mistakenly shot down in April of 2001.
Toledo has given concessions to the coca growers out of a fear of their armed self-defense groups, which were first formed in the desperate days of the violent struggle against the Shining Path.
www.spectrezine.org /global/Peru.htm   (2405 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The campaign was hostile from the outset, with García capitalizing on media reports that Toledo used cocaine, cavorted with prostitutes, and abandoned a child he fathered in an extramarital affair.
Toledo, who denied the accusations, responded by depicting García's presidency as one marred by corruption, hyperinflation, terrorism, and food shortages.
One of 16 children, Toledo was born and raised in the grimy port village of Chimbote.
www.alejandrotoledo.com   (469 words)

 Welcome Mr. Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo
Toledo’s five year-term as leader of the Andean country will leave very little to be remembered in its wake, and the talks can be summarized as an opportunity for Bush to briefly thank Toledo for a job well done.
Toledo’s wife, Eliane Karp, known as “Madame Karp” in Peru, will accompany her husband, which, given her reputation as a stylish dresser, should provide her with a good opportunity to do some shopping in downtown D.C.’s more expensive boutiques, while her husband speaks of poverty abatement to Bush – another acolyte on that subject.
Toledo thus earned a reputation for indolence and indifference to issues, including not adequately reviewing the nagging Lori Berenson case (a young American woman who is presently in jail serving a 20 year term for being a sympathizer of the Tupac Amaru guerrilla movement in Peru).
www.coha.org /NEW_PRESS_RELEASES/New_Press_Releases_2006/06.17_Welcome_Mr_Toledo.html   (1351 words)

 Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to speak at 2003 Commencement
Toledo, who has two master's degrees and a doctorate from Stanford, rose from an impoverished boyhood in the Andean highlands to Peru's highest office.
Toledo was recommended to President John Hennessy by senior class presidents Rajaie Batniji, Judi Jackson, James Alva and Ruby Ng.
Toledo's rise to the presidency is a story of remarkable hard work, persistence and good fortune.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2003/march5/toledo-35.html   (503 words)

 'I am free because of education,' Toledo tells graduates
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo is humbled by the applause he received from the crowd gathered in Stanford Staium for the university’s 112th Commencement.
Toledo, the first in his family to attend high school, came to the United States to study with the help of two American Peace Corps volunteers he met in Peru.
Toledo's remarks were frequently applauded Sunday, but he drew cheers when he recalled that he had been in Berkeley during the days when "free love was the order of the day.
news-service.stanford.edu /news/2003/june18/toledo-618.html   (1434 words)

 The Epoch Times | Peru's Toledo Probed on Signature Scandal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
LIMA, Peru - Peru's President Alejandro Toledo was questioned by legislators on Wednesday investigating whether his party, with his blessing, forged thousands of signatures to register for elections in 2000.
Toledo finally agreed to talk to the lawmakers after causing an outcry earlier this month by ducking out of a planned meeting because he refused to have it recorded, and instead giving a television interview denying everything.
Toledo has taken that to mean he is exempt from the signatures investigation, but lawmakers say he has at least a moral duty to clear up the scandal.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-3-23/27291.html   (414 words)

 Stanford Magazine: March/April 2001: Feature Story: The Contender
When Alejandro Toledo was born in 1946 in Cabana, a village in Peru's central highlands, living conditions were so bad that simply surviving one's childhood was a measure of success, and imagining a prosperous future was mostly a dream.
The 5-foot-5 Toledo was the shortest man in the room, and the brownest, surrounded by wealthy, light-skinned Peruvians grateful for his role in ridding the country of Fujimori.
Toledo went on to earn a master's degree in education (1972), a master's in economics (1974) and a doctorate in education (1992).
www.stanfordalumni.org /news/magazine/2001/marapr/features/thecontender.html   (4274 words)

 CNN.com - Profile: Alejandro Toledo - June 4, 2001
Alejandro Toledo calls himself "a statistical fluke" -- a Peruvian of Indian descent who rose from acute poverty in a remote Andean village to obtain master's and doctoral degrees from Stanford University and, more astonishingly, to a valid attempt to govern a country traditionally ruled by a white minority.
Toledo's strongest appeal during the campaign was among Peru's poor mestizo Indian population, a group that nicknamed him "Pachacuti" -- which means "cataclysm" or "destroyer" and was the name chosen by the Inca ruler Yupanqui who expanded and unified the Inca empire with numerous conquests.
Toledo's main campaign promise was to provide desperately needed jobs for Peruvians plagued by economic recession and widespread disenchantment with politicians.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/americas/06/02/toledo.profile/index.html   (516 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Toledo Manrique, Alejandro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Toledo, who has indigenous Andean roots, was born into poverty in rural Peru and grew up in the port city of Chimbote.
Although Toledo had never before held or run for elective office, he formed a coalition consisting of the urban lower middle class, rural Indians, and Lima's elite and, after Fujimori fled Peru and resigned (2000), defeated former president Alan Garćia in the 2001 presidential elections.
Toledo promised to fight corruption, guarantee judicial independence, and cut military spending, but subsequent scandals and ineffectual government have made him extremely unpopular.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/T/ToledoMAl.asp   (310 words)

 Alejandro Toledo / g c i 275
Alejandro Toledo of Peru Posible has managed to carve a place for himself in Peruvian politics despite not having a real political organization behind him.
Toledo was frequently cited as a possible candidate for finance minister in both the Belaunde and Garcia governments, and Toledo played the media well to magnify his standing.
Toledo has also admitted that he tested positive for cocaine usage in 1998, saying that he had been abducted by Vladimiro Montesinos's goons and videotaped with prostitutes to flmail him.
www.gci275.com /peru/toledo.shtml   (1062 words)

 Alejandro Toledo and Peru
Recently, Toledo was guest professor at the University of Waseda and the Japan Foundation in Tokyo.
Toledo is married to the Belgian anthropologist Eliane Karp, who unlike him speaks the native Indian language Quechua.
Toledo could not convince everybody that he is innocent of allegations that he fathered an illegitimate child (Zarai Orosco) - he refused to submit to a paternity test.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo17/toledo_peru.htm   (1358 words)

 wais:topics:peru:president alejandro toledo
When running for president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo sold himself to his audience as a son of the masses who personally had triumphed over the poverty and limited opportunities available in his homeland and who returned to the country of his birth to lead it to national revitalization.
Toledo convinced enough voters to win the presidency in a run-off election against former president Alan Garcia on June 7, 2001, but promptly came down with a severe case of political amnesia.
Toledo does not appear to be very troubled with his 10% approval rating, for he has yet to offer his critics or supporters the possibility of initiating a dialogue regarding his intractable and immensely unpopular economic policies.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/ztopics/week101504/perupresidenttoledo101504.htm   (706 words)

 Online NewsHour: Peru: Toledo's Challenge - June 4, 2001
After the official results were announced, Toledo told supporters that his victory marked the end of the country's long political crisis and the beginning of an economic turnaround.
Toledo boycotted the second round, claiming it was rigged and led massive street protests.
Toledo was accused of using cocaine and fathering a child out of wedlock.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/international/jan-june01/toledo_06-04.html   (1890 words)

 PERU: Alejandro Toledo
It tells how Toledo, born in poverty, came to the US with the help of two Peace Corps workers, and parlayed a soccer scholarship at the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco into an undergraduate education.
Toledo returned to Peru in 1994 to take part in the 1995 presidential elections with his own party, Peru Posible, but he won only 4% of the votes.
There were rumors that she and Toledo were contemplating divorce and that he had an illegitimate child.
www.stanford.edu /group/wais/Peru/peru_alejandrotoledo33101.html   (611 words)

 WorldView Magazine: ALEJANDRO TOLEDO
Toledo was expected to win handily, but Garcia proved to be a charismatic campaigner and Toledo was being dogged by lurid news reports that he had misused campaign money, had sex with prostitutes, snorted cocaine, and abandoned an illegitimate child named Zarai.
But Toledo denied he was her father and a judge upheld his claim, according to a recent Associated Press news account.
Toledo seemed to be weathering these attacks when, a few days before the election, his campaign hit its low point: Alvaro Vargas-Llosa publicly turned on him.
www.worldviewmagazine.com /issues/article.cfm?id=89&issue=22   (3544 words)

 Harvard University Gazette: Poverty a danger for Latin American democracy
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo signed a free trade agreement with the United States April 12 before appearing at the Kennedy School.
Toledo was a fellow at the now-defunct Harvard Institute for International Development in the early 1990s.
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo warned Wednesday (April 12) that poverty is the enemy of democracy in Latin America and said that despite Peru's recent economic gains, he did not do enough to improve the lot of Peru's poor during his five-year term.
www.news.harvard.edu /gazette/daily/2006/04/17-peru.html   (885 words)

 Toledo Elected President of Peru
Toledo's picture, along with those of many other former players, are plastered on the walls of Negoesco's office.
Toledo graduated from USF in 1971 with a degree in economics.
Toledo and his centrist party Peru Posible has pledged to improve social conditions in Peru, particularly in the areas of health, education and nutrition.
www.usfca.edu /media_relations/releases/toledo.html   (510 words)

 Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo at the IDB
The President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, visited IDB Headquarters to meet with the Bank’s main directors and with important members of the Washington D.C. community connected to Latin America and the Caribbean.
Toledo urged the IDB to continue with the fight against poverty, especially through programs focusing on nutrition, health and education.
Toledo encouraged the IDB to back the country’s next government with the same intensity as it has throughout its history.
www.iadb.org /NEWS/articledetail.cfm?Language=En&artType=AN&parid=3&artid=2876   (290 words)

 Making of a candidate / Bay Area education paved way for Peru contender from the slums
Alejandro went to grammar school, usually the end of the line for an Indian from the barriada.
Toledo graduated from USF in 1966 with a degree in economics.
Toledo became the opposition's principal candidate, uniting his base constituency of powerless Indians with others sick of the corruption that riddled the regime.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/05/31/MN217400.DTL   (1329 words)

 BBC News | AMERICAS | Toledo wins power in Peru
Mr Toledo's victory was welcomed by Japan, where former President Alberto Fujimori fled after a corruption scandal at the end of last year.
Mr Toledo has pledged to secure the return of the former president to face questioning over his role in the corruption scandal.
Mr Toledo was one of 16 children born to a poor Indian family in the Andes
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/americas/1368330.stm   (563 words)

 Alejandro Toledo
ALEJANDRO TOLEDO was elected president of Peru in June 2001, narrowly defeating former President Alan García.
Currently a business-school professor, Toledo previously served as chief economic adviser to the president of the Central Bank and minister of labor under President Fernando Belaúnde.
Getting elected was the easy part; Toledo, with barely a mandate, now faces the daunting task of shoring up the lagging economy, creating jobs, and aiding desperate farmers.
www.infoplease.com /spot/toledo1.html   (511 words)

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