Democracy Now! July 22, 1997

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Democracy Now! July 22, 1997
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Campaign Finance Reform; Peru

(33 Minutes) Campaign Finance Reform Discussion of Campaign Finance Reform movement's growth and the development of a combative legal wing. Discussion of the legal movement and how it is challenging the present system. GUEST: John Bonifaz, director of National Voting Rights Institute, which aims to bring a series of landmark court challenges across the country to the current campaign finance system. (17 Minutes) Peru Report on political climate in Peru, three months following Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's attack on the Japanese Embassy residence that ended a long hostage crisis. Now Fujimori's popularity is at rock bottom and his government is falling apart. Strikes and protests have hit the capital Lima. Resignations of Foreign Minister, Defense Minister and Justice Minister. Fujimori stripped media owner Baruch Ivcher of his citizenship after he published reports of widespread govenment spying on leading journalists, business executives and politicians. GUEST: Javier Diaz Canseco, an opposition Peruvian Congressmember with the United Left Block.

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July 22, 1997
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July 22, 1997
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