News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Weds. June 22, 2011: President Obama is congratulating President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala.
Obama called Humala Tuesday to congratulate him on his victory in the June 5th election and commended the people of Peru for their commitment to democracy.
Noting the strong historic ties between the United States and Peru, President Obama underscored his interest in strengthening our bilateral partnership to continue work on a wide range of topics, including effective democratic governance, respect for shared values, broad-based economic growth and prosperity, citizen security, and other regional and global issues of mutual interest.
Humala has said he would pardon former President Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds if his health worsens. He beat his daughter to win the Presidency.
Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and ordering killings by the security forces.
He has been taken to hospital, suffering bleeding in his mouth.
Doctors fear this might be linked to a recurrence of his tongue cancer.