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  • Keiko Fujimori Concedes Defeat in Peru Presidential Elections

    06/06/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Businessweek ^ | 06/06/2011 | John Quigley and Helen Murphy
    Peru’s Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in yesterday’s presidential election to Ollanta Humala, who won a narrow victory as voters overlooked his past support for Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and rallied behind his pledges to stamp out corruption and extend a mining boom to the nation’s poor. Fujimori, speaking to reporters in Lima, said she will lead a responsible opposition and “build bridges” with Humula’s government. She said she will offer him her personal congratulations in a meeting later today. “I recognize his triumph,” said the 36-year-old congresswoman. “It’s important that the country continues its economic course and that it has clear...
  • Humala Headed to Victory in Peru Election, Quick Count Says

    06/05/2011 7:23:20 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 25 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek ^ | June 05, 2011 | John Quigley and Helen Murphy
    Peruvian opposition candidate Ollanta Humala is headed to victory over Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori in the Andean nation’s presidential runoff, according to a quick count of ballots and three exit polls. Humala won 51.5 percent compared with 48.5 percent for Fujimori, according to a quick count of 91 percent of ballots at selected polling stations nationwide by Lima-based researcher Ipsos-Apoyo.
  • UPDATE 3-Peru's Fujimori widens lead in presidential race

    05/29/2011 5:27:51 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 10 replies
    LIMA, May 26 (Reuters) - Right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori may be pulling away from leftist Ollanta Humala 10 days before Peru's June 5 presidential run-off and a gaffe by a top aide has not hurt her, a poll showed on Thursday. Fujimori, who is backed by the business community and is the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, had the support of 52.9 percent of respondents, the pollster Datum said. Humala, a former military officer, had 47.1 percent support when null and spoiled mock ballots were excluded in a simulated vote organized by pollsters, according to the nationwide survey...
  • We can learn from Peru's past (and not emulate it!)

    01/26/2010 5:57:00 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies · 406+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | January 26, 2010 | Anne Manuel
    Earlier this month, Peru's Supreme Court rejected the appeal of former President Alberto Fujimori of his 25-year sentence for murder and abduction, reaffirming the principle that no one is above the law. This is but the latest of several triumphs for human rights and accountability in the Andean nation. The United States would do well to study the Peruvian example. In 1992, the most brutal communist guerrilla group in Latin American history brought dozens of car bombs and political assassinations to Lima. A nation of more than 22 million, with a sophisticated, cosmopolitan capital, seemed unable to counter the threat...
  • Fujimori

    08/18/2009 9:25:35 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 9 replies · 739+ views
    New English Review ^ | August 1, 2009 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Fujimori by Theodore Dalrymple (August 2009) Does the end justify the means? This question, difficult to answer in the abstract with a categorical negative or affirmative, occurred to me when I read that Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, had been sentenced to seven and a half years’ imprisonment for corruption, to run concurrently with the twenty-five years he is already serving for abuse of human rights. As it happens, I was in Peru just before, during and after the election that first brought Fujimori to power. His opponent was the world-famous novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, who I, like many...
  • Fujimori

    08/05/2009 11:08:33 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 10 replies · 662+ views
    New English Review ^ | Aug 2009 | Theodore Dalrymple
    Fujimori by Theodore Dalrymple (August 2009) Does the end justify the means? This question, difficult to answer in the abstract with a categorical negative or affirmative, occurred to me when I read that Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, had been sentenced to seven and a half years’ imprisonment for corruption, to run concurrently with the twenty-five years he is already serving for abuse of human rights. As it happens, I was in Peru just before, during and after the election that first brought Fujimori to power. His opponent was the world-famous novelist, Mario Vargas Llosa, whom I, like many...
  • Former Peruvian President Fujimori's conviction a milestone

    04/07/2009 5:20:13 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 13 replies · 648+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 7 April 2009 | Sara Miller Llana
    The conviction Tuesday of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on human rights charges – including authorizing murder and kidnapping – has been hailed by some as a milestone for justice in Latin America. Mr. Fujimori, who ruled Peru throughout the 1990s, is the first democratically elected leader in the region found guilty, in his own country, of human rights abuses. But the conviction is also an important moment for national healing in Peru, says Efrain Gonzales, the vice rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima. While about one third of the country still supports the former leader,...
  • Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori sentenced to 25 years

    04/07/2009 4:46:28 PM PDT · by mojito · 11 replies · 569+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 4/7/2009 | Rory Carrol
    The former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori was today convicted of kidnapping and murder and sentenced to 25 years in what was described as a landmark ruling for human rights cases in Latin America. A three-judge panel found the 70-year-old guilty of authorising a military death squad during the state's "dirty war" against Maoist rebels in the 1990s. The 15-month trial, held at a special forces police base just outside the capital, Lima, was the first time a democratically elected Latin American leader had been tried on home soil for human rights abuses. "This court declares that the four charges against...

    03/13/2009 6:27:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 30 replies · 588+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | March 13, 2009 | Editorial Staff
    The trial of former President Alberto Fujimori of Peru, quietly nearing a conclusion in a Lima courtroom, has been a model process that shows how countries can deal with despotic leaders from a troubled past. In the course of a trial that began in December 2007, prosecutors have built a methodical case that the former president authorized two death-squad killings in the early 1990s as part of an anti-insurgency strategy that produced gross human-rights violations. Waging a dirty war Mr. Fujimori argues that there is no direct evidence tying him to the two incidents. He also denies knowing the existence...
  • Fujimori, Ainu, lesbian, inventor and Tojo's granddaughter all defeated in election

    07/30/2007 11:44:10 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 10 replies · 514+ views ^ | July 30, 2007
    Several of the the candidates running in Sunday’s Upper House election which received international coverage failed to gain seats, Japanese news outlets reported on Monday. Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, currently under house arrest in Santiago, Chile, facing charges for corruption and human rights violations, failed to get a seat through his candidacy for the People’s New Party (PNP), but did win 51,411 votes. Yuko Tojo, the granddaughter of the executed wartime general Tojo who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor, ran as an indepent in the hotly contested Tokyo constituency, but did not win a seat. Kanako Otsuji, the...
  • Fujimori to run for office in Japan as trial in Peru looms

    06/30/2007 4:30:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 261+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/28/07 | Harumi Ozawa
    Fujimori to run for office in Japan as trial in Peru looms by Harumi Ozawa Thu Jun 28, 4:31 AM ET Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori has announced he will run for office in Japan in another bizarre twist to the career of the former strongman who is under house arrest in Chile. Fujimori, who holds both Japanese and Peruvian citizenship, confirmed late Wednesday he would stand in the July 29 elections for the upper house as a candidate of a tiny political party. The move is seen by critics as an attempt to thwart extradition efforts by Peru to bring...
  • AP Interview: Fujimori Vows Comeback

    05/20/2006 11:25:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/06 | Eduardo Gallardo -ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, freed on bail after more than six months in a Chilean jail, said Saturday that his political movement is still strong in Peru and promised a political comeback. In an interview with The Associated Press two days after being freed on bail by Chile's Supreme Court, the 67-year-old former ruler refused to say which candidate he supports in Peru's June 4 runoff election pitting former President Alan Garcia, a moderate leftist, against nationalist former army officer Ollanta Humala. He said, however, that "Fujimorismo", as he calls his movement, will soon take a...
  • Peru Asks Chile to Extradite Fujimori

    01/03/2006 7:17:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 226+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/06 | Eduardo Gallardo - ap
    SANTIAGO, Chile - Peru formally asked Chile on Tuesday to extradite former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on human rights and corruption charges. Peru's ambassador to Chile and a Peruvian special prosecutor delivered to Chile 12 sealed boxes of documents detailing allegations that include 25 death-squad killings in the 1990s, illegal phone tapping, diversion of state funds to the intelligence service, bribery of politicians, and the transfer of $15 million to Fujimori's spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos. The ambassador, Jose Antonio Meir, said the documents contain "strong and sufficient proof of the charges" against Fujimori. Fujimori has been under arrest in Chile...
  • Chile issues warning to Fujimori backers

    11/14/2005 8:30:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 6 replies · 436+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/14/2005 | AP Staff
    Chile tells supporters of Alberto Fujimori, Peru's former president who is being detained in Chile, that promoting his candidacy is prohibited. SANTIAGO, Chile - (AP) -- As supporters and foes of jailed former Peruvian leader Alberto Fujimori demonstrated outside his detention place, the government Sunday warned that he or his backers cannot promote his campaign to regain Peru's presidency while in Chile. ''It is not permitted to do political campaigning that may affect internal security or relations with neighboring countries, and the government is going to be very strict on this,'' presidential spokesman Osvaldo Puccio said. Fujimori -- who had...
  • Chile - Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori arrested

    11/06/2005 10:45:58 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 604+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | November 7, 2005
    ALARM - former Peruvian president Fujimori stopped in Chile SANTIAGO - former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, shown to have financed several assassinations and to have devoted itself to offences of corruption, was stopped Monday morning in Santiago of Chile where it had arrived a few hours earlier, announced in Lima the Peruvian minister Foreign Affairs, Oscar Maúrtua.
  • Japan - Fujimori voices intention to run for president of Peru

    10/05/2005 11:09:45 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Kyodo News (Japan) ^ | October 6, 2005
    Fujimori voices intention to run for president Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday formally announced his intention to run in the Peruvian presidential election next April. His announcement was made at a press conference in Tokyo, where he has been staying in exile for five years.
  • Peru orders arrest of ex-leader's siblings (Fujimori family members stole $21 million)

    03/01/2005 9:25:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/1/05 | AP - Lima
    LIMA, Peru (AP) - A Peruvian judge said Tuesday that she issued arrest warrants for former President Alberto Fujimori's three siblings on allegations they embezzled millions of dollars from a Japanese charity. Anticorruption Judge Antonia Saquicuray told The Associated Press that she issued the international arrest warrants for Juana, Rosa and Pedro Fujimori on charges they stole more than $21 million of private Japanese donations to Peru during their brother's 1990-2000 presidency. The two women are in Japan, and Pedro Fujimori is in the United States, said the former president's spokesman in Lima, Carlos Raffo. Saquicuray said Peru will seek...
  • Peru Congress Approves Murder Charges Against Former President Fujimori

    04/15/2004 8:34:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 142+ views
    AP ^ | April 15, 2004
    Peru Congress Approves Murder Charges Against Former President Fujimori Apr 15, 2004 The Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's Congress approved murder charges against ex-President Alberto Fujimori for allegedly authorizing the death squad killing of a union leader more than a decade ago, officials said Thursday. Fujimori's government collapsed amid a corruption scandal in November 2000. He has since lived in Tokyo, protected from extradition by Japanese citizenship. He denies any wrongdoing and insists the allegations against him are politically motivated. Peruvian prosecutors have piled up more than a dozen charges against him - from murder to illegal wiretapping...
  • Peru police release Shining Path prisoners

    01/14/2004 4:56:54 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies · 333+ views
    UPI ^ | 1/2/2004 | Ricardo Sanchez-Serra
    "What's the president's name?" "I don't know." "Do you know what Peru is?" "No." These were the surprising answers of a native Ashaninka released by the Peruvian police from the remnants of the guerrilla group Shining Path in the country's central jungle. All of those rescued, scores of children as well as adults and elderly, displayed severe symptoms of malnutrition, infections and parasitic infections due to the peripatetic and inhumane treatment during years in the heights of the Vilcabamba mountain range and deep in the rainforest. The police also retrieved hundreds of natives that were hiding from the "Senderistas," having...
  • Ex-Peruvian Leader Plots Political Return (Fujimori plotting his return)

    07/14/2003 3:26:15 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 913+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 07/14/03 | NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON
    Ex-Peruvian Leader Plots Political Return Sun Jul 13, 1:12 PM ET By NATALIE OBIKO PEARSON, Associated Press Writer TOKYO - Alberto Fujimori (news - web sites) peers into his laptop computer, quietly plotting a return to power half a world away — all but oblivious to being a wanted man who can't leave the confines of Japan for fear of arrest. The disgraced former president of Peru downloads public opinion polls, news reports and even an audio clip from a Peruvian radio commentator that all testify, he says, to a mounting mandate for his return. "I'm in the process of...