Fugimori Gets No Respect

What is it with the Peruvians? Fugimori, their old President, was the ONLY ONE who broke the back of the Shining Path, a terror group that had been plaguing Peru for two decades. They even stormed the Japanese embassy in Lima, which Fugimori brought to a successful end. And, in case that weren't enough, Fugimori also brought double-digit inflation under control.

So now he wants to come back to Peru and they want to arrest him. In any other country, he would be a welcomed hero. Sure, he tried to extend his Presidential term. OK, he's an egomaniac. All those types are. But give the guy his due: he sure did a lot for Peruvians. And this is the thanks he gets.


Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? Do you know anything about the Fujimori government's human rights abuses? I suggest that before you post something ridiculous like that, you do a little more research (and if you think Fujimori is such a great guy, at least spell his name right!). Read more here: http://web.amnesty.org/library/index/engamr460032004

Econo-Girl said...

There is more than one spelling to his name.

No, he's not perfect. But he did some great stuff that's not being acknowledged by Peruvians. He broke the back of the Shining Path, for God's sake!

Anonymous said...

Yes, and he also violated the civil and human rights of hundreds of innocent civilians... That's not a piece of cake. He and others who are being tried in Latin America for torture, forced dissaparing (kidnapping), state terrorism, and other gross abuses, deserved jail, public scorned and more... I am very happy, and feel vindicated, he got 25 years in jail.