Alberto Fujimori back in the news

Talk about a controversial decision.  We just learned that former president Fujimori was pardoned for medical reasons down in Peru.  The reaction was about what you would expect, as we see in this update from Peru: Former President Alberto Fujimori, in his first public statement since being granted a medical pardon, acknowledged on Tuesday that he had disappointed many Peruvians and asked for forgiveness "with all my heart." A video of Mr. Fujimori speaking from a hospital bed was released on his official Facebook page on Tuesday. The former leader, who had been imprisoned for human rights abuses, also thanked President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who had granted the pardon. "I am aware that the results during my government on one side were well received," Mr. Fujimori said in the video. "On the other hand, I recognize that I have also disappointed other fellow Peruvians. I ask them to forgive me with all my heart." The decision to...(Read Full Post)

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