Season 19, Episode 4 The Fall of Fujimori
First Aired: July 18, 2006
The tumultuous 10-year reign of Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori is documented via interviews with Fujimori, Peruvian journalists and others. He took office in 1990 and defeated two of the nation's major problems, hyperinflation and terrorism. But he suspended democracy to achieve those ends. In 2000, he fled to his ancestral home, Japan, and resigned the presidency by fax; he now faces charges of authorizing a paramilitary death squad and financial irregularities.
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- Premiered: July 5, 1988
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