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2005-11-11 11:17:30

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - With quiet sorrow, Carmen Oyague recalls how the blistered remains of her daughter's torso were found in a mass grave 12 years ago with nine others, killed by a death squad on suspicion of being a terrorist. Oyague, one of hundreds of families fighting for justice for the human rights abuses under the 1990-2000 rule of Peru's ex-President Alberto Fujimori, now believes she may finally see the former leader punished. Fujimori's surprise visit to...

2005-11-08 10:36:04

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court denied bail to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday as Peru worked to extradite him to face human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori was arrested on Monday after arriving in Santiago on a surprise visit from Japan. He planned to use Chile as a base to relaunch his political career and return to Peru to run for president next year. Peru has accused Fujimori, who was living as a fugitive in Japan...

2005-07-19 21:02:33

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of Peruvians, many wearing white clothes and gloves to signify their hands are clean, marched on Tuesday to call for an end to public graft in one of the biggest protests of President Alejandro Toledo's unpopular rule. "We must combat this virus that grows in people's hearts and fills their pockets. It's every Peruvian's obligation," protest organizer Luis Bambaren, a retired bishop, told a crowd at Peru's main court, which critics call the "Palace of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.