March 1, 2001 |
Peru's attorney general filed the first criminal charges against former President Alberto Fujimori, accusing the ousted leader of abandonment of office and dereliction of duty. Congress paved the way for the criminal proceedings last week by approving the charges against Fujimori, who was swept from power after fleeing to Japan in November amid a scandal involving his former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos.
February 24, 2001 |
The Peruvian Congress charged ex-President Alberto Fujimori on Friday with dereliction of duty and disqualified him from public office for 10 years, opening the way for a criminal trial, lawmakers said. "Of course this paves the way to a criminal trial," said Daniel Estrada, who headed a congressional commission pressing for constitutional charges against Fujimori. Congress voted 37 to 24, with four abstentions, to charge Fujimori with abandoning office and dereliction of duty.
February 2, 2001 |
During the decade that his leadership of Peru's spy agency won U.S. praise and support, Vladimiro Montesinos built a billion-dollar criminal empire based on drug trafficking, arms dealing and judicial and political corruption, Peruvian investigators alleged Thursday. Describing the progress of a three-month mega-investigation of the regime of former President Alberto Fujimori, aspecialprosecutorpaintedasadlyillustrativepictureofhowglobalization and gangsterism have intertwined in Latin America.
December 23, 2000 |
Congress has granted amnesty to a renegade Peruvian army commander and his followers who staged a thwarted insurrection against then-President Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori's opponents now control Congress, which approved the amnesty late Thursday that clears the way for the mutineers to return to their posts. The uprising took place several weeks before Fujimori fled to Japan. The leader of the rebellion, Lt. Col.
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December 19, 2000
More than a month after then-President Alberto Fujimori fled Peru, plunging the nation into constitutional chaos, the new leaders are still struggling to restore order. They have launched ambitious reform efforts but have been stymied by the bureaucratic inertia that has plagued the government since long before Fujimori became president 10 years ago.
December 13, 2000 |
Peru's disgraced ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, said that dangers at home prevented his return but that he will keep his Peruvian nationality despite also holding Japanese citizenship, domestic media said today. It was the first time the strongman who governed Peru for a decade before going into exile last month in Japan had said he would retain his Peruvian nationality.
December 12, 2000 |
Japan's government has determined that ousted Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori holds Japanese citizenship, an official said Monday, a development that could allow him to stay in the country as long as he wants. A government investigation found that Fujimori was born in Peru but registered by his parents at a local Japanese Consulate, making him a Japanese citizen, a Foreign Ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
December 2, 2000 |
Waging a political counterattack from exile in Japan, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori said Friday that he believes his fugitive spy chief is alive and well in Peru and retains secret influence there. In an interview in a plush hotel suite, Fujimori responded to a barrage of political and legal attacks that followed his ouster by the Peruvian Congress last week.
December 2, 2000 |
In Peru and elsewhere, the term "caretaker government" does not usually convey an image of strength. That's why all the applause in Lima was heartening last week, when interim Peruvian President Valentin Paniagua introduced a Cabinet to lead a period of democratic reconstruction during the next eight months. The loudest ovation greeted the new interior minister, Antonio Ketin Vidal, a retired police general who became a national hero when he hunted down a notorious terrorist leader in 1992.
November 26, 2000 |
In the end, Peru's notorious strongman was scared. During his decade-long presidency, Alberto Fujimori projected supreme confidence, bordering on invincibility. But mounting accusations of corruption and the rapid meltdown of his regime forced him to retreat to Japan, where he resigned with a whimper.