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Leader Keiko Fujimori arrested for money laundering in Peru

Wednesday, October 10th 2018 - 19:01 UTC
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A week after the justice annulled the pardon to her father, the former president Alberto Fujimori, after a request of the Peru's Attorney of Wash of Assets, the powerful leader of the Popular Force party, Keiko Fujimori, was arrested in Lima on Wednesday after going to a court to be questioned with her husband. The arrest occurred amid an investigation for alleged irregular handling of funds of the party's campaign for 2011 presidential elections. Read full article

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  • Enrique Massot

    This could be a first sign of what's to come in the near future in Latin America.

    In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri joyfully pushed judges to be ruthless towards those named in the notebook affair denunciations because he thought he may use it to hurt Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. However, Macri himself soon found himself dancing on a tightrope because the notebook included names and companies that are dangerously close to home.

    And that is only fair. Since right-wing sectors have gained much support including electoral using anti-corruption platforms, progressive parties and governments must continue the trend and push for prosecution to its bitter end, destroying long-time endemic bribing and money-laundering practices.

    That way, what started just as a hay-making maneuver may end up cornering the velvet-glove thieves and other parasites.

    Oct 11th, 2018 - 01:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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