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|Chololeaks provide new insight to the Humala-Chavez relationship.|
A recent document uncovered by Chololeaks has shed new light and the relationship between Peruvian Presidential Candidate Ollanta Humala and Venezuela leader Hugo Chavez. The twelve page document shatters many pre-conceived notions that many have about the alleged relationship between Humala and the Venezuelan strongman.
It is commonly believed that Chavez not only serves as the ideological inspiration for Humala but also as a strong financial backer of Humala’s presidential ambitions. However, as the Chololeaks document spells out, the relationship is not as one-sided as it first appeared and is beginning to transform into a partnership of equals, and in certain instances placing Humala into the leadership position.
Providing evidence of this changed relationship, diplomatic analysts from the South American Institute of Strategic and International Affairs (SAISIA) have focused on a few key paragraphs on page six of the document. Regarding this section of the Chololeaks document SAISIA spokesperson Ivana B. Goode stated, “This portion of the document has Chavez asking for some $10 billion in aid should Humala become president of Peru, stating that even with oil prices recovering Venezuela has some severe cash flow problems.”
The Chololeaks document goes on to describe why these type of funds are necessary and includes a statement from a unnamed source in the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance saying; “After years of supporting the Boliviarian revolution in Bolivia, Nicaragua, and Iran, our financial resources are quickly disappearing.”
“It appears that Chavez has recognized the relative health of the Peruvian economy and its ever increasing reserves as an opportunity to continue the Bolivarian revolution while trying to patch up its own internal finances,” stated Steve Lindsay of the Western Hemisphere Political Institute, a think tank.
When contacted both the Humala campaign and the Venezuelan embassy in Peru refused to comment on the Chololeaks document.
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