In 2018, Keiko Sofia Fujimori Higuchi, also known as Mrs. K, the former Peruvian President’s daughter, was convicted to 36 months of preventive prison due to “serious suspicions” of money laundering in the financing of her presidential electoral campaign back in 2011.
Just this week, leftist leaders in Peru have begun to band together in a movement to impeach sitting president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on grounds of a ‘moral incapacity’ to lead the country, in part due to his alleged ties to Odebrecht. This effort to oust Kuczynski, better known by the nickname ‘PPK’, comes just a few months after his highly controversial decision to pardon former dictator Alberto Fujimori.
This past Sunday, April 10th, Peruvians headed to the polling booths to cast their votes for the next president. Among the candidates that are running are Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, Pablo Kuczynski, a former prime minister, and the leftist Veronika Mendoza.