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Vargas Llosa and Peru National Soccer Team Urge Country to Reject Communism

Vargas Llosa y jugadores de la selección peruana de fútbol llaman a votar contra el comunismo

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From stars of the Peru national soccer team such as Jefferson Farfan, to the Nobel Prize for Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, have called to vote against the threat that the communist Pedro Castillo represents for the future of Peru.

Thus, a dozen players of the Peruvian national team have joined in favor of the candidate of the Popular Force party, Keiko Fujimori.

With videos posted simultaneously on social media, the soccer players were very careful not to mention Keiko Fujimori’s name, although the call to vote for her was more than evident.

“I vote for freedom. I say no to communism”, is the message given in unison by the players of the national soccer team, including some of the likes of Jefferson Farfan.

Peru national soccer team - El American
Jefferson Farfán (EFE)

Mario Vargas Llosa, from Alberto Fujimori enemy #1 to supporting his daughter

Actor Christian Meier, marathon runner Inés Melchor and dancer Vania Masías also did the same, although perhaps Keiko’s most influential signing of all is writer Mario Vargas Llosa.

The Nobel Prize winner, once a staunch enemy of Fujimorism, has now become, as opposed to the extreme left option, Keiko’s greatest godfather.

Keiko Fujimori y Pedro Castillo
Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori (EFE)

Keiko’s campaign does not lack music either, from the hand of Mario Hart, car driver, model and now also singer, with a trap with more references to Venezuela than to Peru.

“If we are already free, if we already have democracy, why lose it at this point? A dictatorship is not a joke. In Venezuela, things are tough, also in Argentina, Bolivia, and Cuba. (…) I do not want us to fall into misery. I want my country full of glory”, says the lyrics of Hart’s song.