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Good news: Giulani´s advice “Zero Tolerance” policies in Peru if Keiko Fujimori wins runoff elections.


Bad news for criminals: “Zero tolerance” expert Rudolph Giuliani is now advicer of Keiko Fujimori in Peru.

Peru’s presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori has hired former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani as an adviser in public safety, and the former mayor of New York travelled to Lima to see first hand the situation of crime in Peru.

Rudolph Giuliani,  whose tough police tactics cutted crime in New York and were popular among citizens is now working as a consultant expert in Public Safety and as a global expert on Terrorism after the September 11 attacks, will help Fujimori´s campaign to design effective  public safety programs.
“He has a great record of fighting delinquency, so I think his presence here is helpful to strengthen our proposals,” said front runner Keiko Fujimori of Giuliani on Monday.
However, this initiative could improve Keiko´s chances in the main cities, where she is already much stronger than Humala. Giulani´s presence will also improve the amount of conservative voters, which is like adding more water in the pool, since Keiko is already strong among conservatives.

Analysts said what she needs is to gain votes in the countryside and from the voters with low socio economic status, and it is difficult to say how Giulani´s presence will help her to achieve that. Public safety is a top concern ‘of voters, according to the polls. So, time will say..

Ollanta Humala won the first elections round, and since then Keiko Fujimori has been more succesfull by gaining more votes than Humala. Now, Fujimori is leading the polls by a small margin.
Keiko Fujimori indicated Giuliani will help with Programs combating urban crime in cities like Lima.  Nowadays, Peru faces broad security though risks.
Peru has seen a rise in violent crime in recent years that local police say is related at least in part to drug trafficking. The country is the top global producer of coca leaf in the world. The coca leaf is the raw material used to produce cocaine.
The Government is also trying to catch two remnant bands of the maoist terrorist movement Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) who, as the FARC did before, went into the cocaine business after  tyhe leader Abigail Guzman was in the 1990s by the elder Fujimori’s security forces (Alberto Fujimori, former President of Peru and father of Keiko, now in prison).
Giulani has already worked as a consultant in Latin American countries like Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and Peru, and now he decided to send two experts who have been two months in the country and will articulate the recommendations to Keiko Fujimori.
Giuliani, who said he was surprised “a lot” about high public perceptions of insecurity in Peru, said that programs to reduce crime rates should adjust to the reality of each place. “Before making recommendations, it is necessary to know the people of the city, because no single method can serve all the cities,” said the international consultant.
He warned that reducing levels of crime in the cities “can not happen  in two or three months” and exemplified by the “two years” it took to see the first results in New York and even the four that are necessary for citizens to take consciousness. For the consultant, public support is essential to achieve good results in reducing crime, but also stressed the need to create a police force “honest, responsible, accountable.”

The news has generated considerable media attention which could favor the candidate who is currently ahead in the polls over his opponent, Ollanta Humala, in the face of the second round on 5 June. Recent survey by the pollster CPI, released last weekend shows that the centrist candidate Fujimori would get 52.9% of the vote while leftist and “Chavez” admirer Ollanta Humala  achieved 47.1%.