Former president of Peru to speak at UF
GAINESVILLE – Alejandro Toledo, former president of Peru, will talk on “Poverty and the Future of Democracy in Latin America” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17, in the Grand Ballroom of the Reitz Student Union. Toledo’s speech is sponsored by the UF International Center, Center for Latin American Studies, ACCENT Speakers Bureau and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, in collaboration with the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Transnational and Global Studies Center. Admission is free and open to the public.
Toledo completed his five-year term as president of Peru on July 28. He came to international prominence after leading the opposition against President Alberto Fujimori. A strong supporter of free trade, Toledo signed a trade agreement with the United States. Because of his policies, Peru had low inflation and good economic growth during his time in office.