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Alberto Fujimori


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Alberto Kenyo Fujimori was president of Peru from July 28, 1990 to November 17, 2000, when he was removed from office by Congress amid acusations of human rights violations and corruption.

He was born in Lima, Peru in July 28, 1938, the child of Japanese imigrants. A virtually unknown professor of engineering at a provincial agricultural university at the time, Fujimori won the 1990 presidential election, beating the world-renown Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa in a stunning upset.

During his term in office Fujimori dissolved Congress, re-wrote the constitution and imposed wide-ranging economic and political changes. He is credited by many Peruvians for ending the reign of terror of Sendero Luminoso, but internal contradictions within that organization may have played an equally significant role.

Fujimori is currently in self-imposed exile in Japan, where he has been granted citizenship. Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest in 2003, accusing him of assault, forgery, kidnapping, hostage-taking, murder, and organised crime. Japan however refuses to extradite him. Fujimori is also known in Perú as Chino Concha De Su Mare

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