Lima, Peru | Friday, March 24, 2017 01:16 am | | |
|It is undeniable that former president Alejandro Toledo had a favorite sport, and it wasn't playing soccer precisely... (Cartoon: Larry/La Mula)|
# Jeff says :
Aside from the fact that most the liquour was likely stolen, and the Toledo likely wasn't aware of such details as who was doing the ordering or where the liquour actually went (a little too fine of detail for a President to be handling, IMHO); is it not possible that some of it was given out as gifts? Of course, while this particular whisky impresses people because it is expensive, you would think a high-brand of Pisco might be better....
Mind you, I am sure Toledo would have drank his fair share, but I had to laugh when that stupid APRA congressman said that it was obvious that Toledo drank it all. What an idiot.
He may have an alcohol problem. He got trashed in Chile in 2007 and it was all over the Chilean and Peruvian press. He had his thing with Zarai who he has denied for more than 10 yrs (that is until he was losing public support and DNA paternity test results made him stop fighting her) and had relatives involved in shady things like Forgery (firmas falsas). Not a good image for president of a country like Peru. I doubt he drank it ALL too(everyone makes fun of Toledo for having a rep for being a drunkard), but he does have his issues. He has his demons, and we can't move forward with a guy like this in office again. And before I hear comments about how great Toledo is let me tell you this...I have lived in Peru for 2 years during his first term. Toledo was his own worst enemy. Scandals followed him left and right, violent strikes/protests, people mad that he gave himself a salary increase from 12K to 18K (US DOLLARS) in a country where 50% of the people can barely make ends meet,etc. He faced harsh criticism and by the end of the term he lost a lot of support. He left with the lowest approval rating of any president in the Americas. It was WACK.