August 16, 2007

BOY, THE DEMOCRATS WILL REALLY HATE HIM:

Ex-general most suitable to govern Guatemala: poll (Reuters, 8/16/07)

Guatemalans think former general Otto Perez Molina, running for president in September, is the most suitable person to govern the country, according to a poll on Thursday that is a blow to the leftist front-runner.

A former head of military intelligence in Guatemala's civil war, Perez Molina was deemed by 73.5 percent of those surveyed in the Siglo XXI newspaper poll to be capable of running the crime-ridden Central American country of 13 million people. [...]

Perez Molina has used billboards and radio spots to sell his message of a "strong hand" against the violence and corruption that blights Guatemala 11 years after the end of its 36-year civil war.

He backs using the army to fight crime in the country, which has one of Latin America's highest murder rates.


Guatemala's successful resistance to Marxist revolution during the Cold War still gnaws at the Dodd/Kerry/Harkin crowd.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2007 6:06 PM
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