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Friday, September 12

Peruvians Love or Hate Fujimori

Peruvians Divided Over Prosecuting Fujimori: "A survey of Lima residents published Aug. 31 by the daily newspaper El Comercio showed that 26 percent of respondents would vote for Fujimori if elections were held today. Almost 13 percent picked Fujimori as their favorite politician, far exceeding the 3.6 percent who chose President Alejandro Toledo, but less than the percentage who selected several other politicians. At the same time, 68 percent of those surveyed said they believed Fujimori was responsible for the La Cantuta and Barrios Altos killings. Adding to his difficulties, a previously unseen videotape was released last week showing Fujimori stuffing envelopes with cash while in office. Fujimori faces more than 50 criminal charges, many of them relating to corruption. " Washington Post

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