Alberto Fujimori’s Shadow Hangs Over Peru’s Presidential Election

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, during her closing presidential campaign rally, Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 2, 2016 (AP photo by Martin Mejia).
Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, during her closing presidential campaign rally, Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 2, 2016 (AP photo by Martin Mejia).

LIMA, Peru—As Peruvian voters head to the polls this Sunday to elect a new president, many will be thinking of former President Alberto Fujimori, who governed from 1990 to 2000 and is now imprisoned in Lima for crimes ranging from corruption to authorizing death squad killings. Reviled by some Peruvians and admired by others, Fujimori has a polemical but powerful political legacy here, where his daughter Keiko is the front-runner in the presidential race, his son Kenji was recently re-elected to the Peruvian Congress, and a political movement he created won a majority in the Congress during the first round […]

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