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Alberto Fujimori

'''Alberto Ken'ya Fujimori Fujimori'served as President of Peru from July 28, 1990, to November 17, 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori has been credited with uprooting terrorism in Peru and restoring its macroeconomic stability,Fox, Elizabeth, and Fox, de Cardona and Waisbord, Silvio Ricardo. Latin Politics, Global Media. 2002, page 154Hough, Peter. Understanding Global Security''. 2008, pages 7980 though his methods have drawn charges of authoritarianism and human rights violations. Even amidst his 2008 prosecution for "crimes against humanity" relating to his presidency, two-thirds of Peruvians polled voiced approval for his leadership in that period.

A Peruvian of Japanese descent, Fujimori fled to Japan in 2000 amidst a corruption scandal, where he attempted to resign his presidency. His resignation was rejected by the Congress of the Republic, which preferred to remove him from office by force of vote. Wanted in Peru on charges of corruption and human rights abuses, Fujimori maintained a self-imposed exile abroad until his detainment during a visit to Chile in November 2005. He was finally extradited to face criminal charges in Peru in September 2007.

On July 20, 2009, a Peruvian court sentenced Alberto Fujimori to an additional years in prison for embezzlement after the former president admitted paying his spy chief US$15 million in state funds. Fujimori convicted of corruption, BBC.com, 2009-07-20 He later pled guilty to bribery. Fujimori pleads guilty to bribery, BBC.com, 2009-09-28

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