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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Goes to former President of Peru, Alberto Fujimori. Mr. Fujimori was arrested yesterday while visiting Chile. In spite of there being warrants for his arrest, the disgraced ex-President felt he could run again for political office. That's what brought Fujimori to Chile. How dumb can this man be? Obviously very dumb and for that Alberto Fujimori is today's Knucklehead of the day.

Open Post- Don Surber

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who faces charges in his home country of involvement in the deaths of 25 people during his government, was arrested in Chile.

Fujimori was detained by police early this morning in Santiago, the Chilean capital, at the request of the Peruvian government, Osvaldo Puccio, general secretary to Chile's government, said in an interview broadcast by Megavision television. Fujimori arrived yesterday afternoon.

Fujimori in November 2000 resigned the presidency and fled to Japan, which has refused to extradite him to Peru. The former president, who has said he is innocent and wants to run for president in Peruvian elections next year, arrived in the midst of a dispute between Chile and Peru over sovereignty of rich fishing grounds near their coasts.

The visit ``wasn't exactly a prudent act,'' Puccio said.

Chilean courts, which await a formal extradition petition from Peru, would probably decide within a month after such a request is received, Alejandro Espinoza, a spokesman for Chile's Supreme Court, said in an interview this morning. Chilean Interior Minister Francisco Vidal said in an interview on Chile's Canal13 television that the matter is in the hands of the Chilean courts.

Fujimori, who was president from 1990 to 2000, said last month that he would return to Peru to compete in the April 2006 elections. He was cleared in October of charges he took part in an illegal weapons deal, the first of 21 pending cases, a spokesman for the judiciary said last month.

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