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PostFujimori Pardon: Disastrous for Peru (Carmen Negrin, France, 01/08/18 3:23 am)
I see the pardon of Fujimori as a continuation of corruption and not a gesture of clemency.
I think the lesson transmitted by this pardon is disastrous for Peru.
One must not forget what happened under Fujimori's regime. I invite you all to read at least the Wikipedia summary of the motives for his prosecution.
The irony of it all though is that his "prison" had 10,000 square meters and now, I doubt that his present apartment has the same amount of space. In addition and mainly it might lead to where his money is hidden and he might finally be forced to pay his due.
JE comments: Fujimori still owes $8 million in civil penalties. He has paid nothing so far, although his present residence rents for $5000 per month. (This according to the NYT.)
Variations on the Fujimori saga are legion in Latin America. (Pinochet immediately comes to mind.) Does a nation forgive crimes of the past in the interest of healing and "national reconciliation"? Or perhaps, in the case of Fujimori, he really is gravely ill.