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Vargas Llosa, Others Back Refusal to Pardon ex-President Fujimori

Vargas Llosa, Others Back Refusal to Pardon ex-President Fujimori

A group of prominent intellectuals, including Nobel Prize author Mario Vargas Llosa, issued a statement supporting the rejection of a pardon request for jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori, according to state news agency Andina. The letter, “For the Affirmation of Justice,” said that a pardon can only be given when the inmate is […]

Vargas Llosa Criticizes Peru’s Humala for Comments on Venezuela’s Chavez

Vargas Llosa Criticizes Peru’s Humala for Comments on Venezuela’s Chavez

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa called the praise given to deceased former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez by Latin American leaders, including Peru’s Ollanta Humala, as “pathetic.” Vargas Llosa, a strong defender of open economies, free trade and democracy, was long a critic of Chavez for undermining democratic institutions and spreading economic […]

Vargas Llosa Expects to Complete Another Novel in 2013

Vargas Llosa Expects to Complete Another Novel in 2013

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said Wednesday that he expects to finish a new novel in 2013, state news agency Andina reported. Vargas Llosa’s latest novel will be based in Peru’s northern region of Piura, where the author lived as a child. “One knows when to start writing a […]

Vargas Llosa Comes Out Hard Against Possible Fujimori Pardon

Vargas Llosa Comes Out Hard Against Possible Fujimori Pardon

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru’s Nobel laureate, said Monday that he does not support a humanitarian pardon for ex-President Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori, 74, is serving a 25 year prison sentence for human rights and corruption crimes. His family has requested a pardon from President Ollanta Humala citing the former president’s poor […]