Today in Latin American History
Alberto Fujimori was Removed from Office as President of Peru in 2000
Photo: Alberto Fujimori
Today in Latin American history, Alberto Fujimori was removed from office as President of Peru in 2000.
He had served as President of Peru since July 28, 1990.
On November 17, Fujimori submitted his presidential resignation via fax from Tokyo.
Congress refused to accept his resignation, instead voting 62–9 to remove Fujimori from office on the grounds that he was “permanently morally disabled.”
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Paraguayan St. Roque Gonzalez de Santa Cruz who was a missionary in Brazil was born in 1576
- Today in LatAm history, Chilean founding father José Miguel Carrera was sworn in as President of Chile in 1811
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban baseball player Orlando Peña who played for the Detroit Tigers was born in 1933
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos one of Latin America’s top composers died in 1959
- Today in LatAm history, Cuban model and actress Daisy Fuentes who was MTV’s 1st Latina VJ was born in 1966