Alberto Fujimori

President of Peru
Born Jul 28, 1938

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 President's Ties With Powerful Opposition Party Sour
    Yahoo News - Dec 14, 2016
  • Peru Ex President's Embezzlement Sentence Overturned
    Yahoo News - Aug 17, 2016
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    What Peru's New President Can Learn From Brazil's Fight Against Corruption
    Huffington Post - Jul 28, 2016
  • Fujimori Concedes Defeat In Peruvian Election
    Yahoo News - Jun 10, 2016


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 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 president's approval rate stood at 42%, in the same poll.
1993 54 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Fujimori supporters won a majority of the seats 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 2 More Events
He dismissed the judicial proceedings underway against him as "politically motivated", citing Toledo's involvement. Fujimori established a new political party in Peru, Sí Cumple, working from Japan. He hoped to participate in the 2006 presidential elections, but in February 2004, the Constitutional Court dismissed this possibility, because the ex-president was specifically barred by Congress from holding any office for ten years. … Read More
2007 - 2008 2 More Events
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
2013 74 Years Old President Humala rejected a pardon in 2013, saying that Fujimori's condition was not serious enough to warrant it.
2016 77 Years Old In July 2016, with three days left in his term, President Humala said that there was insufficient time to evaluate a second request to pardon Fujimori, leaving the decision to his successor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. … Read More
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