May 12, 2017

Peru's Fujimori is hospitalized over irregular heartbeat

Peru’s jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori was admitted to a hospital for an irregular heartbeat on Thursday, his doctor said, in the latest of numerous health scares for the 78-year-old. Fujimori was jailed in 2007 for his role in killings by a death squad targeting ...

Apr 10, 2017

Fujimori back in Peru prison after treatment

Peru’s jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori spent a day in a hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said. After 24 hours in a clinic where he had scans on his back, ...

Peruvian prison 'slowly killing' ex-President Fujimori

Dec 22, 2016

Peruvian prison 'slowly killing' ex-President Fujimori

Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Wednesday after undergoing pancreas exams in a hospital, condemning jail conditions he said are “slowly killing” him. The 78-year-old former leader is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption during his presidency (1990-2000). He ...

/ Dec 17, 2016

Peru rejects new request to pardon imprisoned Fujimori

The centrist government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Friday that it has rejected a new request to free imprisoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori filed by a supporter because it did not meet basic requirements. Justice Minister Marisol Perez Tello said the paperwork ...

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Jul 24, 2016

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Disgraced Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, has requested a pardon due to ill health. The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in recent months for a series of health problems. “Alberto ...

Freeing Fujimori may smooth the way for Peru's next president

/ Jun 11, 2016

Freeing Fujimori may smooth the way for Peru's next president

The man who stands most to benefit from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s presidential victory in Peru may be his defeated rival’s father: imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori. Kuczynski began the task of forming a government Friday after rival Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru’s closest presidential ...

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peru's presidential vote

/ Jun 11, 2016

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peru's presidential vote

The daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori conceded defeat to conservative economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Friday, ending five days of suspense over Peru’s closest presidential election in decades. In a short statement, Keiko Fujimori wished Kuczynski good luck and vowed to lead a ...

Peru vote count drags on; Kuczynski victory called certain

/ Jun 9, 2016

Peru vote count drags on; Kuczynski victory called certain

Patience was wearing thin as ballots in Peru’s presidential election continued to trickle in on Wednesday, three days after a contest whose results remained too close to call. Front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s running mate met Wednesday with electoral authorities to request they speed up ...