Thursday 7 April 2011

Peru: Fujimori anniversaries

Several anniversaries collide this week. On 5 April 1992, Alberto Fujimori dissolved parliament in the so-called "self-coup" (auto-golpe), giving himself extraordinary powers and ushering in a new era of human rights abuses in Peru.
On 7 April 1999, he was convicted for some of the crimes committed during this period and sentenced to 25 years in jail.

Some people have been commemorating these events in Peru this week.

On Sunday, Alberto's daughter Keiko is standing in the presidential elections.

Daughter of disgraced president seeks to run Peru