Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Peru: Fujimori Media Round-Up

Obviously this is one of those occasions when everyone has exactly the same information and the media need to look for those funny little facts or new angles.

El Comercio reveals that the sentence contains 8390 paragraphs, 1258 footnotes and is typed in Century font, size 11. Well, thanks for that! The dedicated Spanish speakers among you can, however, read the whole thing on the website of the Peruvian Supreme Court.

Much more usefully, Associated Press presents us with key dates in Fujimori's rise and fall.

Reuters is describing Fujimori as "the first time a democratically elected Latin American president was found guilty in his own country of rights abuses". The Fujimori trial follows in the distinguished footsteps of the trial of the junta in Argentina, but they, of course, were not democratically elected.

The Washington Post has a rather nice slideshow of Fujimori opponents and supporters outside the court.

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