From Volume 38, Issue 20 of EIR Online, Published May 20, 2011

Ibero-American News Digest

Fascist Humala Promoted Again for Peruvian Presidency

May 16 (EIRNS)—That the Peruvian left would back the Presidential candidacy of neofascist Ollanta Humala, packaged as the next "Hugo Chávez" clone for South America, is no surprise. Neither is it surprising that right-wing British agents such as fanatic drug legalization champion and Spanish Marquis Mario Vargas Llosa have joined them in backing Humala for the June 5 run-off Presidential election. Installing would-be Hitlers in power under conditions of breakdown crisis is not new under the British system.

EIR exposed Humala and his "ethno-nationalist" project as a neo-fascist operation created by British-run international Synarchists in its book, The Return of the Beasts: International Neo-Fascism Behind Humala, published in Peru during the 2006 Presidential elections in which Lt. Col. Humala, then a relative unknown, was put up for his first Presidential run. The Return of the Beasts played a key role in blocking Humala's bid for the Presidency that year, by demonstrating that this unstable, existentialist, drug-pushing former military officer, a member of an entire family of wild-eyed ideologues of British race science, separatism, and economic feudalism—father Isaac is a French-trained indigenist; brother, Antauro, led a military putsch linked to cocaine traffickers in January 2005, not more successful than Ollanta's own 2000 uprising against President Alberto Fujimori—was a tool of unrepentant outright Nazi networks stretching back into France and Spain.

Now, once again, the Humala project is making its bid for power. Humala is tied in the polls with his opponent Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the former President, who led the fight to defeat the Shining Path narcoterrorists in the 1990s, and was driven from power and into jail for his efforts, by George Soros.

That the run-off election ended as a contest between the "anti-system" Humala and a Fujimori whose very name is vilified by the establishment, is a demonstration of just how enraged the Peruvian electorate has become against anything that smacks of "more of the same," either politically or economically.

Greater Earthquake Risk in South America's Andean Sub-Region

May 12 (EIRNS)—The risk of a large-magnitude earthquake in the eastern flank of the Andean mountain chain, in the range of M8.9, is far greater than originally thought, according to the Central and Southern Andes Project (CAP) study carried out by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and several other U.S. universities, as well as at Bolivia's Military Geographical Institute (IGM) and Army Engineering College. The study was published in the May 8 edition of Nature Geoscience.

Earlier studies had determined that the maximum expected earthquake in the region would be "only" of a 7.5 magnitude. Researchers now estimate that the epicenter of a larger quake would be in the Santa Cruz and Chaco region of Bolivia, a zone inhabited by 2 million people. Santa Cruz is an economic and agricultural hub that is also the center of Bolivia's oil industry.

University of Hawaii geodesist Benjamin Brooks, the lead scientist on the team, reported that GPS data showed that the area to the west of the region's Mandeyapecua thrust fault, which runs north-to-south, had moved far more than the area east of the fault. The shallow section in the eastern region is in fact locked in place over a length of about 100 kilometers, which allows stress to build up as the Nazca oceanic tectonic plate and the South American plate slowly move against each other. The team concluded that a rupture of the locked section could result in an 8.9-magnitude quake.

"It could be like a combination of the 2010 earthquake in Chile,"—magnitude 8.8—"with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti," Brooks warned, producing incalculable destruction and death.

CAP researchers are currently performing paleoseismologic studies, gathering data on the dates and sizes of previous earthquakes, and working to determine if some of the accumulated pressure along the fault can be released aseismically. Estela Minaya, director of Bolivia's San Calixto Observatory, also a CAP participant, reported that there is no historic record of seismic activity in the targetted region, which doesn't mean that an earthquake wouldn't occur, however. The problem, she said, is that there hasn't been consistent monitoring of the region, due to a lack of the technology required to perform that monitoring.

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