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Peru's president-elect to fight drug trafficking and corruption

8 June 2011 Last updated at 12:52 BST

The left wing president-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, has told reporters that he views the United States as a strategic partner.

Mr Humala said he would cooperate with the US and other Latin American countries to combat drug trafficking, poverty and corruption.

His announcements followed a bitter election campaign.

Dan Collyns reports from Lima.