PERU

Kuczynski defends his decision to pardon of ex-president Fujimori

Peru's current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defends his decision to pardon ex-president Alberto Fujimori. After acknowledging that Fujimori committed "excesses" and "grave errors", Kuczynski said, "I also believe his party contributed to national progress and am convinced that those of us that believe in democracy cannot allow Alberto Fujimori to die in prison."