Alberto Fujimori

President of Peru
Born Jul 28, 1938
Age 77
Hometown Lima
Political Party Change 90
Religion Roman Catholicism
Alma Mater Université de Str...

Alberto Fujimori Fujimori served as President of Peru from 28 July 1990 to 17 November 2000. A controversial figure, Fujimori has been credited with the creation of Fujimorism, uprooting terrorism in Peru and restoring its macroeconomic stability. However, he was criticized for his authoritarian way of ruling the country (especially after 1992) and was accused of human rights violations.… Read More

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  • Peruvian Drug Lord Freed From Prison, Slams Fujimoris
    Yahoo News - Jan 13, 2016
  • Peru's Keiko Fujimori Launches New Presidential Bid
    Yahoo News - Dec 05, 2015
  • Peru Won't Prosecute Fujimori
    CNN - Jan 25, 2014
  • Peru Clears Former Government Leaders After Probe Of Forced Sterilizations - Jan 24, 2014


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alberto Fujimori.


1938 Birth According to government records, Fujimori was born on 28 July 1938, in Miraflores, a district of Lima. … Read More


1956 17 Years Old …  In 1956, Fujimori graduated high school from La gran unidad escolar Alfonso Ugarte in Lima
1957 18 Years Old He went on to undergraduate studies at the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in 1957, graduating in 1961 first in his class as an agricultural engineer. … Read More


1964 25 Years Old In 1964 he went to study physics at the University of Strasbourg in France.


1969 30 Years Old On a Ford scholarship, Fujimori also attended the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in the United States, where he obtained his master's degree in mathematics in 1969.
1974 35 Years Old In 1974, he married Susana Higuchi, also a Peruvian of Japanese descent. … Read More


1984 45 Years Old In recognition of his academic achievements, the sciences faculty of the Universidad Nacional Agraria offered Fujimori the deanship and in 1984 appointed him to the rectorship of the university, which he held until 1989.
1987 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Fujimori also became president of the National Commission of Peruvian University Rectors (Asamblea Nacional de Rectores), a position which he has held twice.


1989 - 1991 5 More Events
…  By March 1992, Congress met with the approval of only 17% of the electorate, according to one poll (the presidency stood at 42%, in the same poll).
1993 54 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His supporters won a majority in this body, and drafted a new constitution in 1993. … Read More
1994 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Fujimori separated from his wife Susana Higuchi in a noisy, public divorce.
1995 - 1996 2 More Events
1997 58 Years Old 1 More Event
According to a poll by the Peruvian Research and Marketing Company conducted in 1997, 40.6% of Lima residents considered President Fujimori an authoritarian. … Read More


1999 60 Years Old In late 1999, Fujimori announced that he would run for a third term. … Read More
2000 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Latin American scholars Cynthia McClintock and Fabián Vallas note that the issue appeared to have died down among Peruvians after the Japanese government announced in 2000 that "Fujimori's parents had registered his birth in the Japanese consulate in Lima".
On 10 November, Fujimori won approval from Congress to hold elections on 8 April 2001. … Read More
2003 - 2005 3 More Events
Undaunted by the judicial proceedings underway against him, which, citing Toledo's involvement, he dismissed as "politically motivated", Fujimori, working from Japan, established a new political party in Peru, Sí Cumple, in hopes of participating in the 2006 presidential elections.
2007 68 Years Old …  In a 2007 Universidad de Lima survey of 600 Peruvians in Lima and the port of Callao, 82.6% agreed that the former president should be extradited from Chile to stand trial in Peru. … Read More
2008 69 Years Old Even amid his prosecution in 2008 for crimes against humanity relating to his presidency, two-thirds of Peruvians polled voiced approval for his leadership in that period. … Read More
In April 2009, Fujimori was convicted of human rights violations and sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in killings and kidnappings by the Grupo Colina death squad during his government's battle against leftist guerrillas in the 1990s. … Read More
2012 73 Years Old Press reports in late 2012 indicated that Fujimori was suffering from tongue cancer and other medical problems. … Read More
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