Peruvian people of Italian descent
Peruvian Army officers
Peruvian Christian socialists
Recipients of Peruvian parliamentary pardons
Peruvian politicians Forum
Ollanta Moises Humala Tasso is a Peruvian left-leaning politician who ran for president in 2006 but lost in a runoff to Alan Garcia. The son of Isaac Humala, a labour lawyer, he joined the Peruvian Army in 1982. In the military he achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; in 1992 he fought in the internal conflict against Shining Path and three years later he participated in the Cenepa War against Ecuador. On October 2000, Humala led an unsuccessful military uprising against President Alberto Fujimori and was pardoned by the Peruvian Congress after the downfall of the Fujimori regime.
In 2005 he founded the Peruvian Nationalist Party and registered to run in the 2006 presidential election. The nomination was made under the Union for Peru ticket as the Nationalist party did not achieve its electoral inscription on time. He won the first round of the elections, held on April 9, 2006, with 30.62% of the valid votes. A runoff was held on June 4 between Humala and Alan Garcia of the Peruvian Aprista Party. Humala lost this round with 47.47% of the valid votes versus 52.62% for Garcia. After his defeat, Humala has remained as an important figure within Peruvian politics.
Ollanta Humala is the son of Isaac Humala, an ethnic indigenous lawyer, member of the Communist Party of Peru - Red Fatherland, and ideological leader of the Ethnocacerista movement, while Ollanta's mother, Elena Tasso, is of Italian descent. He is the brother of Antauro Humala, now in prison for a failed uprising in January 2005. Humala was born in Ayacucho and attended the Japanese-Peruvian school La Union in Lima. He began his military career in 1982 when he entered Chorrillos Military School with the rank of lieutenant.
"Historia de Ollanta"
"Bid to end Peru rebellion peacefully"
"Ollanta Humala chosen as PNP-UPP presidential candidate"
"Perez de Cuellar no avala a UPP"
"Antauro Humala dice que su hermano Ollanta es el 'capitan Carlos'"
"Le candidat nationaliste peruvien, Ollanta Humala, accuse de tortures"
"Humala admite que se llamo Cap. Carlos"
"Padre de Ollanta Humala pide amnistia para jefes guerrilleros"
Interview with Ollanta Humala
Press Conference Speech by Ollanta Humala
"Peru Ex-Spy Chief Says Candidate for President Aided His Escape"
"Analysis of Audio Tape by Vladimiro Montesinos Concerning Ollanta Humala"
Video of Garcia-Humala Presidential Debate
"Montesinos: Humala is a political "pawn" of Chavez and Castro"
"Peruvian Candidate Warns of Voting Fraud"
"Garcia wins to become Peru president"
"Union for Peru Party Splits in Spat With Humala"
"Humala dice que no dara tregua a Alan Garcia"
"Humala facing rights abuse claims"
"Peru nationalist Humala faces human rights charges"
"Humala: I am a Victim of Political Persecution"
"Another angry neighbour for Bush"
Humala meeting with Chavez 1
Humala meeting with Chavez 2
"Ollanta Humala se reunio con Kirchner"
"Humala formula propuestas de integracion regional a Kirchner"
"Humala solidario con demanda boliviana de salida al mar"
Partido Nacionalista Peruano (Peruvian Nationalist Party)
Union por Peru (Union for Peru)
"Peru Leans Leftward"
"Breakdown in the Andes"
"Rebellion in Peru"
"Peru's Election: Background on Economic Issues"
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