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In Lima, the children of a disgraced former president battle to replace him

Siblings at war

By Catherine Elton   May 2018

Government Palace in Lima. Photo: Thomas Imo/Photothek via Getty Images

On the day in late March that Peru’s president, faced with impeachment over corruption charges, finally decided to resign from office, the streets were empty of marches—either celebratory or in protest—and the stock market barely noticed. But this preternaturally quiet end to Pedro Pablo Kuczynsky’s 19 month rule, belies the fact that what led to this moment was a barely believable tale of intrigue, betrayal and political subterfuge carried out by two rival children of former president Alberto Fujimori.

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