“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Alberto Fujimori (Statesman)
Date of Birth:
July 28, 1938
Alberto Ken'ya Fujimori is a Peruvian and Japanese politician who 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, though his methods have drawn charges of authoritarianism and human rights violations. He is alleged to be accountable for a number of human rights abuses during his presidency, for which he is currently facing trial.
In late 2000, facing a corruption scandal, he fled to Japan, 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. Congress proceeded to bar him from elective office for ten years. 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.