To win a lawsuit you need to have a good cause and a great lawyer. In their arguments before the court in The Hague, Peru has both requirements.
The points to be defended are correct, almost obvious. As advocates, ours is one of the best Latin American diplomacy.
There is, however, a danger. The tabloids and some politicians are making the rounds. Instead of illustrating the country on the grounds of the allegation, the headlines are filled with a gloomy atmosphere of war.
According to the tabloid headlines, which are read by the people in the newspapers posted on the kiosk, whatever the decision, the tanks are crossing borders and planes, bombing cities. The panic selling.
Some housewives wonder if it is time to store food for the case of a shortage caused by the invasion.
Still a few months to issue the ruling. Nevertheless, this climate is reaching the climax.
There is a sociological concept that can help us understand the injustices that motivate and nurture climates like this. This is known as moral panic. It is defined as a condition, episode, person or group of people who are considered as a threat to social values and interests and perhaps the very survival of the nation.
Handlers panic controls, lead the people to a mindset of disaster.
While panic increases there is a sense of urgency to do something now or else the company has to suffer serious consequences later. This sentiment is expressed in the tightening of social control devices will state and in a climate of suspicion in which all must prove that they are terrorists or unpatriotic.
The tension is evident in most illiterate expressions of chauvinism. For months now, for example, declared that a writer who did not like Peruvian food because it produced gases. This was about to unleash a lynch mob for allegedly being unpatriotic.
Indeed, the primary concern must be to free ourselves from the days when the dictatorship destroyed our social institutions. This is because, apart from that the reason is from you, in all judgment requires the plaintiff to be credible. What is Peru? ... S course!
Peru is a well-established democracy, and its last dictator is behind bars. He forgets, however, that besides tyrant and thief, the man is a terrorist criminal Barbadillo ordered state and justified genocide. You are not treated with the yardstick to be measured. Shining Path leader has been banned from the visit of a priest. However, Fujimori has accepted her petition for clemency and made to live in a five-star prison.
On the other hand, technically, this democracy does not have a constitution. He is still living under the federal government that gave the coup.
Finally, the Secretary General of the UN, Heraldo Munoz, the Peruvian government has recommended strengthening the internal dialogue. Instead of condemning social conflict and criminalize protest, advised "not view the conflict as something negative, but as an opportunity to address specific situations through dialogue and negotiation."
Instead of the disaster, should be encouraged to remember the greatness of Peru. She now must express the will to found a stable democracy. Only then, the country will win every day the verdict of history.