Tuesday, June 06, 2006
PERU'S PRESIDENT-ELECT SOFTENS CRITICISMS OF CHAVEZ
Tue Jun 6, 2006 1:46pm ET168
By Alistair Scrutton
LIMA, Peru, June 6 (Reuters) - Peru's president-elect Alan Garcia said on Tuesday he would stop battling Venezuela's populist anti-U.S. leader Hugo Chavez after weeks of public spats that underscored political divisions in Latin America.
"Someone declares war on me and I will declare peace. ... I am not interested in leading some continental anti-Chavez movement," Garcia said in his first news conference since beating a Chavez-backed ex-army nationalist in Sunday's vote...
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