A career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service for 35 years, John Hamilton was ambassador to Peru from 1999 – 2002 and to Guatemala from 2002 – 2005. In late 2000, the regime of Alberto Fujimori of Peru imploded over a crisis of political corruption. Hamilton tells the story of “What Embassies Do in Crisis: The Fall of the Fujimori Regime in Peru,” describing his one-on-one diplomatic relations with the authoritarian president. Responding to questions from the audience, Hamilton shares his thoughts on U.S. – Latin Relations at the outset of the Obama administration.
- The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs: The Fall of Fujimori – A Diplomats Perspective by John Hamilton (PDF)
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RECORDED: February 13, 2009 at the Hilton Anchorage
AIRED ON KSKA: February 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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