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July 31, 2009 5:32 PM

Despite Chavez's efforts, Peru isn't buying into his dream

Dissatisfied and dispirited, most Peruvians think that the country's recent economic boom has passed them by. That should make Peru fertile territory for the populist message that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been attempting to spread to the downtrodden in the rest of Central and South America. But Chavez has little show for his efforts in Peru.

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