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Lori Berenson: Convicted By An Image


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Lori Berenson: Convicted By An Image

Danny Schechter

Picture this scene. The president of a Latin American country, said to be trying to redeem himself in Washington's eyes, races around the countryside in a motorcade and a helicopter, beating the bushes day and night in order to personally arrest a former advisor. He raids a supermarket and detains an army commander. And then he's off again on a nonstop, quixotic chase ...

That president is Alberto Fujimori of Peru, who recently announced, in the aftermath of a corrupt election that led to a mass rebellion in the streets, that he would quit office, then just as quickly un-quit.