Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

World / Politics Nov 30, 2019

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Fujimori, leader of the powerful right-wing Popular Force party, left prison ...

Peru's Kuczynski narrowly leads Fujimori in election

World / Politics Jun 6, 2016

Peru's Kuczynski narrowly leads Fujimori in election

Center-right economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a slight lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former president, as early results came in from Peru's presidential election on Sunday. The 77-year-old Kuczynski had 50.59 percent support while Fujimori had 49.41 percent with about 52 ...

Peru to vote on returning a Fujimori to presidential palace

World / Politics Jun 3, 2016

Peru to vote on returning a Fujimori to presidential palace

Less than a decade after Peru imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, voters will decide on Sunday whether to put his 41-year-old daughter back in the presidential palace, where she once served as his first lady. Keiko Fujimori has a slight lead over her rival, Pedro ...

Peru's Fujimori faces probe on money laundering ahead of election

World / Politics May 21, 2016

Peru's Fujimori faces probe on money laundering ahead of election

Prosecutors in Peru are investigating potential irregularities in presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori's campaign finances, the attorney general said on Friday, confirming press reports based on leaked documents ahead of the June 5 election. The unit on money laundering in the attorney general's office is probing ...