Resolution on Peru
Meeting of the Council of the SI for Latin America and the Caribbean, Buenos Aires, 11-12 June 2001
The Committee of the Socialist International for Latin America and the Caribbean met in, Buenos Aires on 11-12 June 2001:
1. From 5 April 1992 Peru was ruled by an autocratic régime.
2. This autocratic regime collapsed during the months of September, October and November of the following year creating a political situation which raised concern in the Socialist International, as expressed in various resolutions passed by this Committee.
3. On 22 November 2000, a transitional government was set up in Peru which led to a process of democratisation and implemented a clean, fair and transparent electoral process.
4. Comrade Alan García Pérez, former Constitutional President of Peru, was subjected to a smear campaign by a regime which, in the light of subsequent events, has shown itself to be one of the most threatening and corrupt in the history of Latin America. Alan García Pérez was able to return to his country and register as a candidate for leader of the Partido Aprista Peruano when the transitional government chose to implement the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and agreed that the proceedings taken against him violated not only the political constitution of Peru but also the American Convention on Human Rights.
To express complete satisfaction for the recent holding of open, free and fair elections in Peru, which strengthen and consolidate the democratic process in the continent as a whole.
To congratulate comrade Alan García Pérez on his outstanding contribution to these elections.
And to confirm its faith in the Partido Aprista Peruano, which promotes dialogue and consensus and thus contributes to ensuring that Peru is governable.