June 25, 2001 |
Former Peruvian intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos, the mysterious spymaster who was the power behind Peru's throne for a decade, was arrested here after a desperate eight months on the run, Venezuelan officials announced Sunday. Venezuelan military intelligence agents captured Montesinos at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at a safe house in a Caracas slum, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.
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 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.
November 26, 2000 |
Peru's interim president on Saturday took a step toward healing the country's battered democracy in the wake of President Alberto Fujimori's ouster by installing a 15-member Cabinet that within hours ordered a shake-up in the military. Valentin Paniagua and his new ministers aim to root out corruption in the army, police, judiciary and other government institutions before special elections are held April 8. A new president is to be inaugurated in July.
November 22, 2000 |
After a marathon debate that became an outpouring of accumulated rage and political grudges, Peru's Congress on Tuesday rejected President Alberto Fujimori's resignation and instead ousted him on the grounds that he is morally unfit to hold office. The ouster was the political equivalent of an indictment and conviction, a symbolic punishment of Fujimori for the collapse of his scandal-plagued regime and for his decision Monday to resign while in Japan and take refuge there.
November 9, 2000 |
President Alberto Fujimori's government restored Peruvian citizenship to an Israeli-born businessman who was forced from the country after his TV station aired reports linking the military to torture and corruption. The government stripped Baruch Ivcher of his citizenship and control of his Channel 2 station in 1997 in a case that sparked international outrage and came to symbolize attempts by Fujimori's government to suppress press freedom.