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People. Friends. Listen to me. Please. Help me to help my country.

I live in Peru. And we’re having our presidential election tomorrow, sunday 5th. We’re having election for the next 5 years. Friends. Help us.

Do you know who the woman in the picture is?

Her name is Keiko Fujimori. She’s the daughter of Alberto Fujimori, ex president of Peru, currently in jail for corruption and human rights’ violations. Guys, that family -yes, the whole family- destroyed my country. With the excuse of stop the terrorism we were suffering, Alberto ordered the military to kill millions of people, acussing them of being terrorist without any solid proof -men, women and children. We’re still looking for the people they took away and never came back. Fujimori ordered the sterilization of millions of poor women from the hightlands. He closed the congress and ilegally reelect himself -yes, he’s a dictator. He stole millions of soles (our officially coin) from us. And with everything done, he ran away and happily send his goodbye via fax.

Guys, Keiko Fujimori is the daugther of that man. And she was part of his government: she took the place of his mother, Alberto’s wife, when she was send away after being tortured for order of his own husband… Guess why? Because she reported that Alberto and his brothers and sisters (Keiko’s aunts and uncles) were ilegally taking the donations that other countries send us. All with Keiko’s knowledge and consent. The aunts and uncles ran away too, by the way. We’re still trying to put them in jail. Keiko is not helping.

Because, Keiko has been a congresswoman for some years now. The people of my country voted for her. Yes, lots of people voted for her, because there’s a lot of people in my country who still see Alberto as their hero for stopping the terrorism (what he actually didn’t do, but that’s another, and long, story), and don’t care about our dead because “surely they were terrorist” and don’t care about our sterilized women because “they were having too many children anyway”. As a congresswoman, Keiko did nothing. She was absent from the congress for 500 days and was paid anyway, we’re still waiting to listen a reason, a real reason, for that. And let’s not start with his brother, Kenji Fujimori, who is a congressman too, and who has being involved in an scandal with drugs some years ago, and also in a scandal for sexually abusing his dog. Keiko did nothing. Said nothing.

Our presidential election is tomorrow, sunday 5th. And the polls say that Keiko Fujimori is about to be elected as Peru’s next president.

Guys. We, the people who remember, are doing everything we can. We went to protest. We made campaigns to inform people. But the majority of my country is still voting for Keiko and we don’t know what else to do. They just don’t listen. They call us “ungrateful”, “resentful”… “Terrorist”. Keiko is working with the same people who worked with his father during the dictatorship, 5 of the people who are in his team (and who are also elected congressman and congresswoman now) are currently being processed, and recently it was revealed that the principal financer of his political campaign is connected with drug traffic. Let’s not start with the audio manipulation, made to help her, which was recently discovered too. Some weeks ago, Keiko even made an alliance to certain religious groups, and publicly promise to stop any kind of iniciative to respect LGBT rights by supporting at least the civil union because “the real family is composed by man and woman”.

Maybe you live away from here. Maybe you can’t help us tomorrow -we’re going to check the votation, because Fujimorism (yes, that’s a term now) is known for fraud and we won’t put things even easier for Keiko. But you can talk about this. You can share this. So please, spread the word. Let the world know what is happening here. Let them know that the daughter of the dictator, of the criminal, is about to be elected as Peru’s next president. As the first female president in the story of my country -yes. Even after all the sterilized women, there’s still people who think that Keiko represent the women and the mothers of Peru.

And if you know any peruvian in your country, or in any other country abroad… Please talk to them about this. Tell them about this. Please tell them to vote for the other candidate, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, even if they don’t like him, because right now we need to be together and put an stop to Fujimorism. Please tell them to not vote in blank and not invalid their vote, because that votes -because of our elections system- help the candidate with more votes, who is currently Keiko Fujimori.

We don’t have much time, but we have hope. Kuczynski is going up in the new polls and Keiko is going down… But Keiko is still the one with more votes, and I’m not sure if we will be able to change that until tomorrow (the blank and invalid votes are the ones we’re fighting for, those and the votes from abroad could give us a chance). So please, friends, spread the word. Even if we don’t have much time, please help me to help my country. Fujimorism can’t return to the government. And until the last hour, the last minute, we will fight.

Danish political party throws Trump under the bus

 

Over 7,500 kilometers away from the American election a Danish party takes a stand with a single bus advertisement and urges Americans living abroad to vote. In Denmark alone 8,714 Americans are able to vote and the Danish Socialist People’s Party have their eyes literally rolling at one of the candidates.  

This year’s American election has a large impact on a country such as Denmark and when the election turns into a circus the Danish party sees it as an opportunity to provide a tongue-in-cheek comment from across the Atlantic.

Leader of SF, Pia Olsen Dyhr, says:

The ad is obviously done with a sense of humor, but we actually do take the US election very seriously. It has a huge impact on us all, even in tiny Denmark. Mr. Trump’s political views are very far from ours and I find it rather scary to think of him sitting in the oval office. I hope that we can influence some of the Americans living in Denmark and make them vote. Every vote counts.

 

The ad, created by creative agency Uncle Grey, leads people to a website called AmericansAbroadVote.org. Here they can find out where and how to vote from abroad. The bus, and Donald Trumps eyes, will continue to spin around the streets of Copenhagen, and the Internet, until Election Day.

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