Saturday, 29 November 2008

Peru: Visual Icons

"To dissolve, to dissolve, organisations which attack order and security..."

Today's cartoon at LaRepublica depicts Peruvian prime minister Yehude Simon and draws visual parallels with former President Alberto Fujimori, and specifically, the announcement of the "selfcoup" (autogolpe), when Fuji went on TV to announce the dissolution of congress with the famous words "dissolver, dissolver temperalmente el Congreso de la Republica...". Here he is:

And you can hear the words here, subtitled in English too (begins at 1:10):

This is all a reference to the government provocative use of the word "disolucion" in this context.

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