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U.S. - Peru

NPR's Tom Gjelten reports that the Clinton Administration today cautiously welcomed Alberto Fujimori's decision to step down as president of Peru and hold new elections. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart called Fujimori's announcement "a step in the direction of full democratization" in Peru. But U.S. officials cautioned that they need more information on the position of the Peruvian military, whose support will be key for the country to move further toward Democratic reform.

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