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Published on: December 9, 2016
Letter from Arequipa
Mario Vargas Llosa and His Authoritarians

What Conrad achieved in Nostromo, Vargas Llosa matches in Cinco Esquinas, which describes 1990s Peru under strongman President Alberto Fujimori and his Rasputin-like palace adviser.

Russell Crandall is a contributing writer at TAI and teaches international politics and American foreign policy at Davidson College. His new book is The Salvador Option: The United States in El Salvador, 1977-1992 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). He is writing a history of the war on drugs.
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