Talk:Juan Velasco Alvarado

Page contents not supported in other languages.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
WikiProject iconVital articles Start‑class(Level 5)
WikiProject iconJuan Velasco Alvarado has been listed as a level-5 vital article in People, Politicians. If you can improve it, please do.
StartThis article has been rated as Start-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.


I'm assuming the POV issues here are obvious, but if anyone needs me to, I will elaborate. -- Jmabel 04:49, Jun 16, 2004 (UTC)

Seems to have been dealt with since I wrote that. -- Jmabel | Talk 07:21, Mar 19, 2005 (UTC)

I think its obvious velasco was a dictator, why isn't that in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:31, 5 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Problematic phrase[edit]

"...fights between President Fernando Belaúnde Terry, the parliament and its own Party were common." The last phrase makes no sense in this context. "...its own Party" requires a referent for "it", but the only available referent is "parliament", and I can't think what "parliament's own party" would mean. -- Jmabel | Talk 07:21, Mar 19, 2005 (UTC)

Before General Velasco launch the coup, there were serious problems between Fernando Belaunde and Accion Popular, the president's political party. The party at end was divided between those who support the president and those who not. A few days before the coup, The Belaunde Administration declare a urgent "reorganisation" of Popular Action (Acctión Popular), that led to fights on the streets and the use of the police by Belaunde to impose his authority over the party rebels. The Problem with Parlament was even stronger, since the coalition APRA-UNO (led by Victor Raul Haya de la Torre and former President Manuel Odría) were in control, and with the division of Belaunde's Party, Parlament was in constant conflict with President Belaunde.
As you can see, Peru was in a political mess during those days, and the Armed Forces use that oportunity to size power.
I hope that it would clarify that phrase :) Messhermit 16:27, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Also, I must said that his government was more of a "nationalistic", rather than a "socialist/communist" ideology. A more detailed study of his government, proves that, although keeping close relations with the USSR and the Eastern Bloc than with the USA, Gral. Velasco was an important member of the "Non-Align Movement": On 1971, the "Group of the 77" gathered in Lima to discuss important issues that concern the Thirth world.

So I must said that he was a Nationalistic leader, rather than just a mere "leftlist" President. Messhermit 19:44, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I suppose "leftist" may be a bit wrong in Latin American terms (although as you acknowledge, he maintained good relations with Communist countries). My main point is to contrast him to most of the other military men who came to power in Latin America via coups in that period: almost all of the others were firmly on the right, Velasco certainly was not, and was certainly to the left of the government he overthrew. There may be a better way to put all this, my one-word remark may oversimplify, but somehow it should be there.
And I'll carry the clarification into the article. -- Jmabel | Talk 04:26, Mar 20, 2005 (UTC)

File:Juan Velasco Alvarado.jpg Nominated for Deletion[edit]

An image used in this article, File:Juan Velasco Alvarado.jpg, has been nominated for deletion at Wikimedia Commons in the following category: Media without a source as of 24 October 2011
What should I do?

Don't panic; a discussion will now take place over on Commons about whether to remove the file. This gives you an opportunity to contest the deletion, although please review Commons guidelines before doing so.

  • If the image is non-free then you may need to upload it to Wikipedia (Commons does not allow fair use)
  • If the image isn't freely licensed and there is no fair use rationale then it cannot be uploaded or used.

This notification is provided by a Bot --CommonsNotificationBot (talk) 16:34, 24 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]