Fujimori, Keiko

Fujimori, Keiko

(Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi), 1975–, Peruvian political leader, daughter of President Alberto FujimoriFujimori, Alberto
, 1938–, president of Peru (1990–2000), b. Lima, Peru. The son of Japanese immigrants, he was educated in Peru and attended Univ. of Wisconsin. Fujimori was an unknown economist when he scored an upset in the 1990 presidential elections.
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. She attended Boston Univ. and Columbia Business School, then served in the Peruvian congress (2006–2011), and became the leader of the Popular Force party in 2010. In 2011 she ran for president of Peru, losing in a runoff to Ollanta HumalaHumala Tasso, Ollanta Moisés,
1962–, Peruvian army officer and political leader, b. Lima. The son of a labor lawyer, Humala joined the Peruvian army in 1982, became an officer, and during the 1990s commanded troops fighting against Shining Path guerrillas.
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; in 2016 she similarly lost to Pedro KuczynskiKuczynski Godard, Pedro Pablo,
1938–, Peruvian economist and political leader, president of Peru (2016–18), grad. Oxford (B.A. 1960), Princeton (M.A., 1961).
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. From 2018 to 2019 and in early 2020 she was jailed while awaiting trial on bribery charges arising from the Odebrecht corruption scandalOdebrecht corruption scandal,
series of graft scandals involving the Grupo Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction and petrochemicals conglomerate, as well as Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational petroleum corporation, and numerous executives and public officials across the
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. In the 2020 legislative elections her party suffered significant losses.
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With: Alberto Fujimori, Keiko Fujimori, Susana Higuchi, Vladimiro Montesinos, Gustavo Goritti, Carlos Orellano, Luis Iberico, Abimael Guzman.