THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 151: Peru's Continued Struggle for Democracy w/ Camilo Gomez

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“The hacienda is run like a baronial fief. The laws of the state are not applied in the latifundium without the tacit or formal consent of the large landowners. The authority of political or administrative officials is in fact subject to the authority of the landowner in his domain. The latter considers his latifundium to be outside the jurisdiction of the state and he disregards completely the civil rights of the people who live within his property. He collects excise taxes, grants monopolies, and imposes sanctions restricting the liberty of the laborers and their families.” -Jose Carlos Mariategui   Peru’s long struggle for democracy continues with their current presidential election. A nation that has overcome a series of corrupt leaders, military coups and deadly Civil War within the last 30 years, will the election of Pedro Castillo, a former elementary school teacher and socialist, over the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori can be Peru’s moment to break free of their western economic shackles?   Will the far-right Keiko Fujimori be able to overturn the election using the Trump playbook citing baseless claims of electoral fraud? With military support, will Fujimori be able to call for something that is all too common in Peru, a military coup.   About Camilo Gòmez: Camilo is a podcaster and freelance journalist in Peru. You can find much of his written work here: https://camilomgn.wordpress.com/   You can find Camilo’s podcast here: https://anchor.fm/historypolitics   Thank you, guys, again for taking the time to check this out. We appreciate each and every one of you. If you have the means, and you feel so inclined, BECOME A PATRON! We're creating patron only programing, you'll get bonus content from many of the episodes, and you get MERCH!   Become a patron now https://www.patreon.com/join/BitterLakePresents?   Please also like, subscribe, and follow us on these platforms as well, (specially YouTube!) THANKS Y'ALL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG9WtLyoP9QU8sxuIfxk3eg   Twitch: www.twitch.tv/thisisrevolutionpodcast www.twitch.tv/leftflankvets   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thisisrevolutionpodcast/   Twitter: @TIRShowOakland Instagram: @thisisrevolutionoakland   The Dispatch on Zero Books (video essay series): https://youtu.be/nSTpCvIoRgw   Medium: https://jasonmyles.medium.com/kill-the-poor-f9d8c10bc33d   Pascal Robert's Black Agenda Report: https://www.blackagendareport.com/author/Pascal%20Robert   Get THIS IS REVOLUTION Merch here: www.thisisrevolutionpodcast.com

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