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Berenson: Convicted American leaves Peru where terrorism's shadow persists
Christian Science Monitor, 3 December 2015
Lori prepares to leave Perú after completing her sentence.
2 decades later, New Yorker jailed in Peru goes home
San Francisco Chronicle, 2 December 2015
An interview with Lori, as she prepared to return the the United States.
Lori Berenson Heading Home to the U.S. From Peru
New York Times, 2 December 2015
After completing her 20-year sentence in Peru, Lori returns to New York.
Lori Berenson: "A las personas que se han sentido afectadas por mis actos, les pido perdón"
La Republica, 29 November 2015
Lori's interview (in Spanish) with the Peruvian newspaper La Republica before leaving Lima.
Paroled activist Berenson can leave Peru
Associated Press, 19 December 2011
Lori is granted an exit order, allowing her to visit New York for the holidays.
The Liberation of Lori Berenson
The New York Times Magazine, 2 March 2011
In depth interview with Lori profiling her life from childhood up though her adjustment to life after prison.
A new life for Peru's American enemy
The Independent (London), 9 February 2011
An interview with Lori as she begins building her life out of prison and on parole.
Peruvian court: No more prison for Lori Berenson
Associated Press, 24 January 2011
In a final court ruling, a Peruvian appeals court upholds Lori Berenson's parole.
An American in Peru, Out of Jail but in Limbo
The New York Times, 27 November 2010
Lori is interviewed by The New York Times while on parole in Lima.
Judge orders Lori Berenson freed from prison
Associated Press, 5 November 2010
Lori is granted parole for the second time.
Peru court revokes parole for American activist
Associated Press, 18 August 2010
A three-judge panel rules that Lori must return to prison for five more years.
American woman apologizes for collaborating with Peruvian Marxist rebel group
Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times, 16 August 2010
Lori testifies as the prosecutor asks that her parole be revoked.
American apologizes for aiding rebels in Peru
Associated Press, 16 August 2010
Lori asks a three-judge panel to allow her to remain free on parole.
US Citizen Berenson says sorry for Peru terrorism
Reuters, 16 August 2010
Lori testifies at her parole-revocation hearing.
U.S. citizen Berenson freed from jail in Peru
Reuters, 27 May 2010
Lori leaves prison after being granted parole.
Peru judge paroles New York woman who aided rebels
Associated Press, 25 May 2010
Lori is granted conditional release from prison.
Editorial comment: Prisoner of conscience
The Riverdale Press, 28 May 2009
Editorial echoing Rep. Eliot Engel's call for Lori to be released.
Peru moves Berenson to Lima jail for pregnancy care
Reuters, 9 January 2009
Lori has been moved from Cajamarca to a prison in Lima until she gives birth.
Peru transfers jailed American for treatment
Associated Press, 9 January 2009
Lori has been moved from Cajamarca to a prison in Lima due to a herniated disk.
The Human Rights Trial of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori
Unpublished, 31 December 2008
Discusses Alberto Fujimori's arrest, extradition to Peru, conviction on corruption charges, and his trial for human rights violations.
Peru justice minister: New law allowing jailed foreigners to serve out sentences at home country doesn't apply to U.S. citizen Lori Berenson
Peruvian Times, 13 December 2008
Peruvian Justice Minister Rasario Fernandez claims Lori won't be able to take advantage of a new law that would allow her to complete her sentence in the US.
Peru: To the barricades
Economist, 4 December 2008
The Garcia Administration struggles against protests, mainly concerning extraction of Perú's natural resources.
Peru: Interview with Political Prisoner Lori Berenson
Upside Down World, 25 September 2008
Lori answers questions about life in prison, Peruvian and international politics, and activism.
Peru anti-terrorism prosecutor says U.S. citizen Lori Berenson's pregnancy won't win her early release from prison
Peruvian Times, 18 September 2008
Discusses Lori's pregnancy while in prison.
U.S. Citizen Lori Berenson pregnant in Peru Prison
Reuters, 16 September 2008
Lori is excited to be four-weeks pregnant.
Lori Berenson is Given Emergency Medical Care in Cajamarca
Peru 21, 25 July 2008
Lori receives spinal x-rays to diagnose the cause of her back pain.
Lori Berenson’s insight from prison
Accountable Strategies Blog, 25 January 2008
Discusses Lori's efforts to make her voice heard, even as she is imprisoned.
Lori sells panetones from prison
Trom, 10 December 2007
Discusses Lori's prison-based bakery business.
ZNet, 22 November 2006
Weaves Atahualpa's 1532 defeat by Pizarro with Newmont Mining Corporation's 22,000 acre Yanacocha Mine.
Lori Berenson Promotes Panetones from Huacariz Prison
IDEELE Radio (Lima), 9 December 2005
Discusses Lori's activities with her prison-based bakery company.
Still Working to Free a New Yorker in Peru
The New York Times, 8 May 2005
A follow-up article covering Lori's current status and continuing efforts to free her.
Open Forum Peru vs. Lori Berenson: The Case Continues
NACLA Report on the Americas, March/ April 2005
An analysis of events that led to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights' capitulation in Lori Berenson's case.
My daughter has been wrongfully imprisoned
Bergen Record, 21 January 2005
Letter, written by Mark Berenson, to the editor of the Bergen Record.
Setting the record straight
Bergen Record, 21 January 2005
Letter, written by Gary Handschumacher, to the Editor of the Bergen Record.
Human rights court to begin deliberations on Berenson case
Newsday, 11 November 2004
The OAS's Inter-American Human Rights Court has set a date to deliberate Lori's case.
Free Lori Berenson
Peace and Justice Journal, 16 September 2004
William J. Nottingham, president emeritus, Division of Overseas Ministries Christian Church writes of his fifth trip to Perú to meet with Lori.
Time to Bring Her Home: Visiting Lori Berenson
Counterpunch.org, 25 May 2004
Profiles a visit with Lori Berenson at the Huacariz Prison in Cajamarca, Perú
Court begins hearings on Berenson case
Newsday, 7 May 2004
Lori's mother, Rhoda testifies before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as it hears the case to order Perú to release Lori.
Last Best Chance
Village Voice, 4 May 2004
Overview of Lori's case and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights trial.
A Visit with Lori Berenson in Huacariz Prison, Peru
CommonDreams.org, 14 November 2003
An article by Lori's former roommate, who recently visited Lori in prison.
Who is Lori Berenson?
Ground Score, July 2003
An article written by the Rochester-area Coordinators of the Committee to Free Lori Berenson, reviewing Lori's case and the injustice she has faced.
20,000 March to Challenge Peru's Toledo
Reuters, June 3, 2003
Protesters take to the streets voicing disapproval with President Toledo's policies.
Brothers intent on taking control of Peru
Houston Chronicle, June 1, 2003
Former coup leaders Antauro & Lt. Col. Ollanta Humala move to take advantage of Toledo's political weakness.
Who would Jesus bomb?
Nuvo, March 19, 2003
Discusses Bill Nottingham's opposition to the U.S. war against Iraq.
Experiencing the Effects and Resolving the Past in Peru: Reflections on a visit to Lori Berenson
Rights Action, March 2003
Thoughts inspired by a visit to the Huacariz Prison in Cajamarca.
Is Peru the Model for Fighting "Terrorism?"
ZNet, 18 March 2003
Lori discusses Perú's fight against terrorism, and the legacy left in its wake.
Peru Says Interpol Orders Capture of Fujimori
Reuters, 8 March 2003
Interpol issues an international arrest warrant for former President Fujimori on charges of murder, kidnapping, and crimes against humanity.
Peru's Violation of Our Daughter's Rights
The Wall Street Journal, 6 February 2003
Letter to the editor from Lori's parents.
Despite repeal of anti-terror laws, Berenson must wait for justice
Digital Freedom Network, 10 January 2003
Reports on recent changes in Peruvian law, how the changes may affect those imprisoned on terror charges, and the outlook for Lori's case.
Flawed Justice in Peru
New York Times, 10 January 2003
A letter to the editor from Lori's attorney in reference to an article about recent legal changes in Perú.
Legacy of Terror Crackdown Haunts Peru
Associated Press, 9 January 2003
Discusses the ramifications of the ruling by Perú's top court striking down some of the nation's anti-terror laws.
Peru Court Strikes Down Some Fujimori Terror Laws
Reuters, 3 January 2003
The top Peruvian court releases their ruling, striking down some of the country's ant-terror laws, but claiming Lori's case is unaffected.
Peru Court to Scrap Fujimori Anti-Terror Laws
Reuters, 27 December 2002
Peru's highest court rules the anti-terror laws imposed by former President Fujimori to be unconstitutional.
Lori Berenson's Plight
New York Times, 25 December 2002
A letter to the New York Times editor from Lori's parents, in reaction to an article about former Peruvian President Fujimori.
An innocent voice from Peru
Mennonite Weekly Review, 9 December 2002
An article relating Lori's situation to the activities of the Mennonite Church.
General Media Communications, November 2002
An interview with Lori at Huacariz prison.
C.I.D.H. takes on Berenson case
Nicaragua Solidarity Network of NY, Sept. 15, 02
Reports on news of the acceptance of Lori's case by the Inter-American Human Rights Court.
Will justice ever be delivered to Berenson?
Columbus Dispatch, 2 August 2002
Letter to the Editor in response to Perú's decision to appeal the IACHR's recommendation.
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: The Lori Berenson Case
Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming), 28 July 2002
Op-Ed piece by Lori's parents regarding Perú's refusal to follow the recommendations of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The fate of Lori Berenson enters international arena
Digital Freedom Network, 26 July 2002
Perú begins a legal battle with the Organization of American States over Lori.
Mass sterilisation scandal shocks Peru
BBC, 24 July 2002
The Fujimori regime forced the sterilization of more than 200,000 people.
Berenson judge says his removal weakens Peru case
Reuters, 19 July 2002
The former head of Perú's anti-terrorism court says his dismissal will add support to Lori's claims in the Inter-American Human Rights Court.
Dispute Rises in Peru's Handling of Lori Berenson's Terror Trial
The New York Times, 18 July 2002
Perú challenges the Inter-American Commission, which faulted Perú in Lori's case.
Peru to bring case of American prisoner to international court
Associated Press, 16 July 2002
In an unprecedented move, Perú announces it will file a lawsuit against the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights after the Commission rules in Lori's favor.
Lawyer: Latam Rights Court to Reopen Berenson Case
Reuters, 15 July 2002
The Inter-American Commission rules in Lori's favor, and Perú asks that her complaint be heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica.
Peru's clean-up job
The Miami Herald, 10 July 2002
Op-Ed article calling on Perú to continue prosecution of Vladimiro Montesinos.
Peru declares its coca cutbacks are over
The Miami Herald, 3 July 2002
Perú ends U.S.-backed cocaine eradication efforts.
Peru ex-spy chief Montesinos convicted of first of 70 criminal charges
The Associated Press, 1 July 2002
Vladimiro Montesinos is convicted of usurping office, sentenced to nine years in prison.
Peruvians Riot Over Planned Sale of 2 Regional Power Plants
The New York Times, 17 June 2002
Public protests are banned and constitutional guarantees are suspended in Arequipa as privatization angers Peruvians.
Peru truth commission resignations
BBC, 1 June 2002
Due to undue pressure and lack of autonomy, the Peruvian Truth Commission's entire team of forensic experts resigned en masse.
Rescuers charged over Peru siege
BBC, 26 May 2002
Murder charges are filed against Montesinos and members of the Peruvian Army for allegedly killing rebels in 1997.
Strike stops half of Peru
The Miami Herald, 15 May 2002
Half of Perú was shut down by strikes protesting privatization of electric utility companies.
Peruvian President Toledo faces wave of protests, slumping popularity
Associated Press, 14 May 2002
Within nine months of taking office, Peruvian President Toledo sees an approval rating of less than 25% and threats of nationwide strikes.
Maneuvering by Peru's ex-spy master delays a trial verdict
Miami Herald, 11 May 2002
Montesinos files a request to have a judge removed from his case, in an effort to delay the proceedings.
Justice and Freedom Continue To Elude Lori Berenson
CommonDreams.org, 1 May 2002
A summary of recent events in Lori's case.
Clearing up the facts about Berenson case
The Riverdale Press, 25 April 2002
Letter to the editor from Lori's father, in response to an editorial.
Lori Berenson: A New Yorker in Prison
New York Observer, 8 April 2002
Editorial calling for Lori's release.
Prisoners in Peru Seek a Way Out
The New York Times, 30 March 2002
The Fujimori legacy continues as thousands linger in prison.
Parents of U.S. woman jailed in Peru see hope in Bush visit
CNN, 22 March 2002
Transcript of CNN interview with Lori's parents.
Bush Vows to Review All Options to Help Peru
Reuters, 22 March 2002
A senior US official says Bush will discuss Lori's case with Toledo while in Perú.
Berensons Hopeful of Bush-Peru Trip
The Associated Press, 19 March 2002
Lori's parents expect President Bush to discuss Lori's case with President Toledo when the two leaders meet this weekend.
Peru Under a New Dark Cloud
The Los Angeles Times, 17 March 2002
President Toledo faces tough times and discontent as he works to reform Perú.
Free Lori Berenson
Riverdale Press, 14 March 2002
Editorial calling on President Bush to seek Lori's release.;.
Torture rises in Peru - U.S. report
Reuters, 3 March 2002
Despite the fall of Fujimori, the number of reported torture cases has risen in Perú.
Peru Panel Probes if People Incinerated at Army HQ
Reuters, 1 March 2002
A Peruvian congressional panel announces evidence that an underground furnace in the army's headquarters was used to incinerate human bodies.
Court upholds Berenson sentence
Miami Herald, 19 February 2002
The highest appeals court in Perú rejects Lori's appeal, turning hopes towards a pardon or a favorable OAS decision.
Bush May Discuss Berenson in Peru
Associated Press, 13 February 2002
The Peruvian Foreign Minister says that Lori's case could be discussed with President Bush during his upcoming trip to Peru.
Berenson appeal review extended
Reuters, 11 February 2002
A decision on Lori's appeal is delayed by at least three more weeks.
Declassified documents tap resentment of US in Peru
The Associated Press, 3 February 2002
Peruvian citizens react as they learn how much the United States new about the illicit activities of Montesinos.
Peru Asked to Overturn Berenson Term
The Associated Press, 23 January 2002
Lori's appeal is heard in Peru's highest court of appeals.
Berenson Moved to High Andes Prison
The Associated Press, 21 December 2001
Lori transfered from Lima to another prison in Cajamarca.
Peruvian Leader's Image Problems Add to Political Woes
The New York Times, 4 November 2001
Alejandro Toledo battles image problems.
Peru's Ex-Spymaster Exercises Power From His Jail Cell
The New York Times, 27 October 2001
Peruvian Government officials say Montesinos continues to extort, arrange drug deals, and control the armed forces from his prison cell.
Young radicals will have to learn to live with an inner conflict caused by violent tactics, cautions an older generation of radicals.
The Christian Science Monitor, 30 August 2001
An article, mentioning Lori, which compares today's radicals with those of the 1960s and '70s.
Uncovering Peru's 'dirty war': Truth commission probing 2 decades of rights abuses
San Francisco Chronicle, 23 August 2001
The Peruvian Government authorizes a 'truth commission' to investigate both government and rebel violence.
Peru to Pay Relatives for Massacre
Associated Press, 23 August 2001
The Peruvian Government compensates survivors and relatives of victims of a 1991 massacre by a government death-squad.
CIA paid millions to Montesinos
Miami Herald, 3 August 2001
The CIA's involvement with Montesinos stretches back more than 25 years.
Prison interview with Lori -- Part 3
Pacifica Radio, 1 August 2001
The last of Amy Goodman's three-part interview with Lori.
Prison interview with Lori -- Part 2
Pacifica Radio, 31 July 2001
Part two of Amy Goodman's interview with Lori.
Prison interview with Lori -- Part 1
Pacifica Radio, 30 July 2001
Part one of Amy Goodman's interview with Lori.
No singing, no laughing, no sound
Index on Censorship, July 2001
An article written in prison by Lori Berenson.
Peru Courts on the Mend, Justice Still Eludes
Reuters, 25 July 2001
The looming Montesinos cases highlight the state of the Peruvian justice system.
The Berenson Verdict
The Nation, 16 July 2001
Discusses the inadequacies of Peruvian judicial reform.
Feeding Hungry Leads to Peru Jail
The Atlanta Journal Constitution, 5 July 2001
Op-ed piece praising Lori's courage, tenacity, and dreams.
Berenson's Parents Maintain Optimism
The Jewish Week, 29 June 2001
Lori's parents maintain hope for a pardon.
Justice denied: American in Peruvian prison loses again
The Columbus Dispatch, 27 June 2001
Editorial criticizing Lori's civilian trial, and calling for Lori's release.
Congressmen Seek Clemency for Berenson in Peru
Reuters, 27 June 2001
As President-elect Toledo visits Washington DC, US Congressmen and others bring up Lori's case.
Bush Raises Berenson Case with Peru's Toledo
Reuters, 26 June 2001
President Bush asks President-elect Toledo to consider humanitarian factors in Lori's case.
Berenson confident about being freed before 2015
Reuters, 25 June 2001
Lori maintains her belief that Peruvian society will look at issues of justice in the years to come.
Week in Review -- Berenson Reconvicted
The New York Times, 24 June 2001
Points out that the court ruled Lori is not a terrorist.
Injustice in Peru
The Boston Globe, 23 June 2001
Editorial criticizing Peru for allowing Lori to be prosecuted under remnants of the Fujimori-Montesinos regime.
Exclusive: Jail House Interview with Lori Berenson
Newsweek, 23 June 2001
Lori is interviewed in prison.
Peru's President - Elect Heads to U.S
New York Times, 23 June 2001
Outlines the goals of President-elect Toledo on his upcoming trip to the United States.
Sentenced in Peru
New York Times, 23 June 2001
Letter to the editor condemning Lori's sentence.
Lori Berenson's Sentence
New York Times, 23 June 2001
Editorial calling for Lori's release.
Berenson gets 20 years for aiding Peruvian guerrillas
Christian Science Monitor, 22 June 2001
Lori is convicted and sentenced under laws put in place by disgraced former-President Fujimori.
Berenson Acknowledges Family's Pain
Associated Press, 22 June 2001
Lori discusses how her ordeal has affected her family.
Peru gives Berenson 20 years in retrial
Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2001
Lori's trial ends with a twenty-year sentence.
Peru Appeal Seen Likely to Uphold Berenson Verdict
Reuters, 21 June 2001
Most do not pin much hope on the Peruvian Supreme Court overturning the recent verdict.
Berenson Backers Place Hope in Toledo
Associated Press, 21 June 2001
Eyes and expectations turn to President-elect Toledo, as a pardon for Lori is hoped for.
Berenson's Parents Decry Verdict
Associated Press, 21 June 2001
Mark and Rhoda criticize the judicial system which convicted Lori.
I Condemn All Terrorist Activity
Newsweek, 20 June 2001
Lori denounces the Peruvian government's continuing campaign against her.
Peru Gives Berenson 20 Years, She Appeals
Reuters, 20 June 2001
The court declares Lori guilty of collaboration, and sentences her to twenty years in prison.
Lori Berenson: I Am Not a Terrorist
Associated Press, 20 June 2001
Lori delivers her closing statement to the court ahead of announcement of the verdict.
Chronology of Events in Berenson Case
Associated Press, 20 June 2001
Chronology covering Lori's arrival in Peru through her closing statement in her public trial.
Peru Judge Denies Bias Allegations
Associated Press, 19 June 2001
Despite repeatedly accusing Lori of being guilty, the chief judge in Lori's trial denies that the court holds a bias against Lori.
The Berenson Verdict to Occur June 20
Reuters, 18 June 2001
The end of Lori's public trial is reached, and a verdict is to be announced.
Peru's Toledo: No Special Treatment for Berenson
Reuters, 16 June 2001
President-elect Toledo tells reporters that Lori will not receive special treatment because of being a United States citizen.
Berenson Lawyer Makes Concluding Remarks
Reuters, 11 June 2001
The court enters recess until June 20.
Peru Terrorism Trial Nears End
Associated Press, 11 June 2001
Closing arguments end in Lori's trial. She will make her closing statement on 20 June, and then a verdict will be delivered.
Berenson Lawyers Ask For Acquittal
Associated Press, 8 June 2001
Lori's attorney asks the court to acquit Lori, arguing that Montesinos was using her case for political purposes.
Hundreds of writers from around the world write to the Peruvian Government
Liberación, 7 June 2001
Writers, artists, and intellectuals from around the world join to ask the Peruvian government to provide Lori with an impartial and fair trial, and to establish a Truth Commission.
Prosecution Urges at Least 20 Years for Berenson
Reuters, 7 June 2001
As Lori's trial winds down, the prosecutor asks that the court impose the maximum sentence.
Peru's Toledo Wins Presidential Election
Reuters, 3 June 2001
Alejandro Toledo wins the presidential election. An interim administration has been assuming the reigns since the fall of the disgraced Fujimori-Montesinos regime.
Peruvian Court Sees Berenson Verdict on June 19
Reuters, 1 June 2001
The Peruvian Supreme Court rules that the judge may continue to preside over Lori's case. A verdict is expected on June 19.
In Defense of Lori Berenson
Liberación, 28 May 2001
A Peruvian poet/ professor speaks out in Lori's defense.
Don't Try to Predict. This Is Peru.
New York Times, 27 May 2001
Discusses Peru's tumoltuous and unpredictability politics, both past and present.
Peru's Fujimori Charged with 'Horrendous' Murder
Reuters, 24 May 2001
Peru files murder charges against former President Fujimori alleging that he praised members of a death squad, and paid bonuses after they massacred civilians.
Peru's Fujimori charged with murder
Reuters, 24 March 2001
Disgraced President Fujimori has been formally charged with murder for a 1991 massacre.
Officials Long Debated Risks of Anti-Drug Patrol in Peru
New York Times, 21 May 2001
Discusses controversy within the US Government over its involvement with drug interdiction flights over Peru.
Justice denied? Berenson case questioned
Adelante, May 2001
Opinion piece discussing the nationalistic realities of Lori's case.
New Yorker Has Low Hopes for New Peru Trial
New York Times, 20 May 2001
An extensive prison interview with Lori.
Lori Berenson's public trial in 9th week is winding down
Reuters, 15 May 2001
The judge anticipates a verdict in the next few weeks, but raises the possibility of conviction on a more serious charge.
Berenson Sentence Expected in May
Associated Press, 15 May 2001
The judge in Lori's case expects to reach a verdict this month, barring Supreme Court intervention.
A Hard Choice in Peru
New York Times, 9 May 2001
Discusses the candidates for Peruvian Presidency.
Lori Berenson describes January 96 press presentation
Reuters, 7 May 2001
Lori explains the story behind her 'presentation' prior to her now-overturned conviction.
Terror Trial Defendant Stands Firm
Associated Press, 7 May 2001
Lori discusses her trial, the judge, and her prospects.
Resigned Berenson Says Peru Retrial 'Awful'
Reuters, 7 May 2001
In a prison interview, Lori speaks about the unfairness of her trial and potential verdicts.
Peru Court Rules Judge Can Stay on Berenson Case
Reuters, 4 May 2001
The panel of judges presiding over Lori's case deny the peition to remove the chief judge from her trial.
Peru Court Won't Remove Judge
Associated Press, 4 May 2001
The chief judge in Lori's trial will remain on the panel. Lori's lawyer has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court.
The President who failed his nation
The Times, 03 May 2001
Discusses Lori's case against a backdrop of the failed Fujimori regime.
Berenson Lawyer Wants Judge Removed
Associated Press, 2 May 2001
Lori's lawyer asks that the presiding judge remove himself from the trial, for failure to be impartial.
Friendly Fire: In Latin America, Foes Aren't the Only Danger
The New York Times, 29 April 2001
Discusses the failures of United States foreign policy in Latin America.
The Inquisition in Lima in 1736... and in April 2001: Lori Berenson
Liberacion, 26 April 2001
An article comparing the treatment Lori is currently receiving to The Inquisition.
Many in Peru hold little sympathy in American's retrial
Chicago Tribune, 24 April 2001
Many Peruvians presume Lori's guilt even before a verdict is issued in court.
Witness Out in Berenson Trial
Associated Press, 24 April 2001
A judge in Lori's trial dismisses a witness who refused to testify.
Berenson Lawyer: Witness Coerced
Associated Press, 20 April 2001
Lori's attorney accuses the prosecutors of trying to intimidate a witness.
Berenson Was Used, Peru Rebel Leader Tells Retrial
Reuters, 19 April 2001
MRTA leader Miguel Rincon testifies that he and Pacifico Castrellon conspired to use Lori as a front.
Peruvian Rebel Backs Berenson
Associated Press, 19 April 2001
A leader of the MRTA testifies that Lori was not aware of the group's plans.
Peru's corruption runs deep
Chicago Tribune, 18 April 2001
As investigators wade through the remains of the Fujimori-Montesinos regime, the extent of their web of corruption becomes more apparent.
Berenson, Witness Testimony Differs
Associated Press, 17 April 2001
Lori and an opposing witness face off in court.
U.S. Woman Testifies in Peru Case
Associated Press, 10 April 2001
Lori testifies that police tried to use her as a human shield during a raid.
Berenson Trial in Peru Continues
Associated Press, 9 April 2001
Lori is questioned about last year's request to be transfered to a different wing of the prison.
Berenson Briefly Faces Key Witness at Peru Retrial
Reuters, 5 April 2001
A witness to be heard next week is brought into the courtroom for a moment.
American Woman On Trial in Peru
Associated Press, 4 April 2001
Lori's testimony continues.
Lori Berenson Grilled for Fifth Day
Associated Press, 3 April 2001
As her trial continues, Lori is given a handwriting test, and asked about her relationships in Peru prior to her arrest.
N.Y. Woman in Peru Denies Notes
Associated Press, 3 April 2001
Lori refutes claims that margin notes and a seating chart were written by her.
Peru Ex-Leader's Popularity Falls
Associated Press, 2 April 2001
Disgraced former President Fujimori faces possible charges of human rights violations stemming from a 1997 commando operation.
Peruvian tribunal to decide fate of imprisoned American
Atlanta Journal/ Constitution, 1 April 2001
An overview, from Lori's early travels to her current trial.
Berenson Lawyer Makes Request
Associated Press, 29 March 2001
Lori's attorney complains that conversations between Lori and her former attorney were videotaped by the government.
Peru Judges Quiz American Over Guerrilla Friend
Reuters, 29 March 2001
Lori is questioned in court about her friendship with a man sentenced on terrorism charges.
Lori Berenson Grilled on El Salvador
Reuters, 27 March 2001
The Peruvian court asks Lori about her activities as a secretary in El Salvador.
Peru Quizzes Berenson on Activism
Associated Press, 27 March 2001
Lori is questioned in the courtroom about her activities as a secretary in El Salvador.
In Peru, a second chance at fairness for Lori Berenson
Christian Science Monitor, 26 March 2001
After having her conviction in a military court thrown out, Lori has a civilian trial.
Berenson: I'm a Political Prisoner
Associated Press, 26 March 2001
In an interview aired on Peruvian television, Lori declares her innocence and declares the charges against her are political.
Injustice to Berenson
Boston Globe, 23 March 2001
Editorial criticizing the 'double jeopardy' nature of Lori's second trial and the continuation of the Fujimori-Montesinos brand of injustice.
Berenson Testifies in Peruvian Court
Associated Press, 22 March 2001
Lori declares her innocence and provides public testimony in court.
Salvadoran Knew Peru's U.S. Prisoner
Associated Press, 22 March 2001
Leonel Gonzalez, a member of El Salvador's congress, speaks out in support of Lori, his former secretary.
American challenges Peruvian court's role
Miami Herald, 21 March 2001
Lori tells the court that she is being tried under laws imposed by the former regime, and recognized as unjust by the international community.
Berenson's Father Appeals to Peru
Associated Press, 21 March 2001
Lori's parents call for the Peruvian judicial system to begin with a presumption of her innocence.
U.S. Woman's Retrial Opens in Peru
Associated Press, 20 March 2001
The public, oral phase of Lori's trial begins in Lima.
Berenson Parents Plead for Daughter
Associated Press, 15 March 2001
Lori's parents express their concern that a fair trial is not currently possible.
Berenson's Parents Going to Peru
Associated Press, 12 March 2001
Lori's parents head to Peru for the oral phase of her trial.
Peru Spy Chief Masterminded Retrial
Associated Press, 10 March 2001
A newly released video shows former intelligence chief Montesinos scripting the handling of Lori's case.
Peru delays Berenson retrial U.S. woman gets a chance to challenge life sentence
MSNBC, 5 March 2001
Peruvian officials announce that Lori's trial will begin on 20 March.
Charges Filed Against Fujimori
Associated Press, 28 February 2001
Criminal charges of abandonment of office and dereliction of duty have been filed against former President Fujimori.
Peru May Elect Female President
Associated Press, 27 February 2001
A female candidate, Lourdes Flores, is vying with Toledo for Peru's presidency.
Peru opens door to pardon or amnesty for American leftist
The Washington Times, 26 February 2001
Peru's Minter of Justice outlines how Lori could receive either amnesty or a pardon.
This Revolution Is Being Televised
New York Times Magazine, 24 February 2001
Details the importance of Peruvian television in the rise and fall of Fujimori and Montesinos.
Peru Says Japan Obligated to Return Fujimori
Reuters, 23 February 2001
Peru begins a campaign to convince Japan that former President Fujimori should be extradited to stand trial on criminal charges.
Peru Bishops to Get Custody of 'Intimate' Spy Tapes
Reuters, 21 February 2001
Selected videotapes, secretly recorded by former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos, will be turned over to the Catholic Church to be given to the people on the tapes, rather than be publicly aired.
Videos Show Corrupt Fujimori Government
Associated Press, 19 February 2001
A continuing stream of incriminating videos recorded by Vladimiro Montesinos shows the extent of corruption within the former government of fallen President Fujimori.
Peru Courts Order Editor Arrest in Spy Chief Probe
Reuters, 19 January 2001
An arrest warrant is issued for the editor of a leading Peruvian newspaper, for allegedly taking a $2 million bribe from Montesinos.
Clinton Urges Peru in Berenson Case
Associated Press, 17 January 2001
Days before leaving office, Clinton called Perú's interim President, asking that Perú find a 'good resolution to the case'.
Whirlwind sweeps parents of U.S. prisoner in Peru
Reuters, 16 January 2001
The Berensons deal with the continued turmoil of Lori's imprisonment.
American's Case Advances in Peru
Associated Press, 16 January 2001
The prosecutor asks that Lori face charges of collaboration with rebels.
Peru Leader Registers Candidacy
Associated Press, 8 January 2001
Alejandro Toledo leads in the polls ahead of a pack of contenders for the Peruvian Presidency.
Official: Peru Needs To Take Action
Associated Press, 29 December 2000
Peruvian election officials announce that the country faces 'serious risks' if an overhaul of the nation's balloting system is not completed prior to this spring's elections.
Ex-Spy Chief Said Fled Peru in Boat
Associated Press, 13 December 2000
Army officers testify that Vladimiro Montesinos was last seen sailing near Costa Rica.
Peru's Fujimori: It's Too Dangerous to Return Home
Reuters, 12 December 2000
Former President Fujimori claims he will stay in Japan because there is no guarantee for his safety in Peru.
Peru Mad With Fujimori Citizenship
Associated Press, 12 December 2000
Peruvians are angered that their former President is a citizen of Japan.
Peru Ex-Spy Chief Hires Lawyer
Associated Press, 11 December 2000
Former Peruvian intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, has retained an attorney in Switzerland in an effort to prevent the investigation of more than $70 million hidden in secret Swiss bank accounts.
Businessman Gets TV Station Back
Associated Press, 6 December 2000
Following restoration of his Peruvian citizenship, Baruch Ivcher regained ownership of the television station taken from him by the Fujimori regime after the airing of programming critical of the Peruvian Government.
James Bond-Style Gadgets Found at Spy's Home
Reuters, 28 November 2000
Describes the home of former intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, including trap doors and hidden cameras.
Peru's Fujimori Declares Innocence, May Run Again
Reuters, 26 November 2000
After promising not to run in the 2001 Peruvian elections, former President Fujimori claims he has 'Samurai spirit', which will give him strength to run again for office.
Congress Swears in Paniagua As Interim Peru President
Reuters, 22 November 2000
The leader of the Peruvian Congress, Valentin Paniagua, becomes interim president, serving until a April elections provide a new president.
Peru Set to Name New President After Fujimori Fired
Reuters, 22 November 2000
The Peruvian Congress, rather than accept Fujimori's resignation, decides to fire him - removing him from office after declaring him 'morally unfit'.
Boston Globe, 21 November 2000
Editorial calling for a lawful transition in Perú, US accountability, and Lori's release.
Peru's Congress Accepts Vice President's Resignation
Reuters, 21 November 2000
Following President Fujimori's resignation, and the resignation of Perú's Second Vice President, Congress accepts the resignation of First Vice President, Francisco Tudela. This leaves the opposition's Valentin Paniagua, newly elected leader of Congress, next in the line of succession.
Fujimori Brought Peace, Corruption
Associated Press, 20 November 2000
A look back on President Fujimori's decade in office.
U.S. Hopes Peru Will Stay Democratic
Associated Press, 20 November 2000
The United States urges Perú to comply with its constitution and follow a democratic path.
Peruvian Official Says Fujimori Tendered Resignation
Reuters, 20 November 2000
The head of Perú's Congress announces the receipt of Fujimori's resignation.
Key Facts About Peru
Associated Press, 20 November 2000
Fact sheet about Perú.
Chronology of Fujimori's Rapid Fall
Associated Press, 20 November 2000
A two month chronology listing key events leading up to President Fujimori's resignation announcement.
Fujimori to Resign
MSNBC, 20 November 2000
Peruvian President Fujimori announces from Japan that he will resign from office, leaving questions of succession until new elections can be held.
Toledo Calls for Fujimori's Return to Peru
Reuters, 19 November2000
Opposition leader Alejandro Toledo calls on President Fujimori to return to Peru to tender his resignation.
Peru Reinstates Judges; Fresh Blow for Absent Fujimori
Reuters, 17 November 2000
Three supreme court justices fired three years ago for ruling against President Fujimori have been reinstated by Congress.
Official Peru Report Details Up to 4,000 'Disappeared'
Reuters, 17 November 2000
An official report from the Peruvian government reports that more than 4,000 citizens were 'disappeared' since 1980, most kidnapped and murdered by army and police forces.
Peru Opposition Wins Congress, Blow to Fujimori
Reuters, 16 November 2000
Valentin Paniagua was elected as head of the Peruvian Congress, giving the opposition control of Congress for the first time in eight years.
Fujimori's Power in Peru Shaky
Associated Press, 16 November 2000
While Fujimori is attending a trade summit abroad, his staff fights rumours that he will seek political asylum in Asia, rather than return to Perú.
Peru Reveals Possible Torture Chamber
Reuters, 14 Noveber 2000
Reporters tour an alleged torture chamber beneath the headquarters of former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos. The Army's entrance to the underground rooms was sealed off with bricks in September.
Peruvian Congress Chief Ousted; Fujimori Off to Brunei
Reuters, 13 November 2000
Martha Hildebrandt, an ally of President Fujimori, was removed as head of Congress by opposition colleagues as Fujimori traveled abroad for a summit meeting.
Fujimori Hunts for Spy Chief with Radar, Helicopters
Reuters, 9 November 2000
President Fujimori continues his bizarre search for former intelligence chief, Vladimiro Montesinos.
Convicted by an image
MediaChannel.org, 8 November 2000
Media expert Danny Schechter dissects 48 Hours' recent coverage of Lori's case, and concludes that she was convicted first by a dictator, and then by the press.
Opposition Wants Fujimori in Probe
Associated Press, 5 November 2000
After Montesinos was found to have $48 million dollars stashed in Swiss banks, Peruvian opposition leaders call for a probe into the finances of President Fujimori.
Peru Soldiers Take Five Hostages
Associated Press, 30 October 2000
A group of soldiers, complaining of Fujimori and the continued influence of Montesinos, staged a revolt in the Andes and called for Fujimori to step down from office.
New Yorker awaits new trial in Peru: rights activist or terrorist?
Associated Press, 28 October 2000
Profiles Lori's exposure to human rights and political causes, her introduction to Latin America, her imprisonment, and the current status of her case.
Fujimori Purges Peru Military, Weakens Ex-Spy Chief
Reuters, 28 October 2000
In an effort to wrest control of the nation's military from ex-spymaster Vladimiro Montesinos, Peruvian President Fujimori fired several of the military's top commanders.
Wild Search for Peru's Spy Chief
Associated Press, 27 October 2000
Peruvian President Fujimori leads agents through streets on a manhunt for Vladimiro Montesinos.
Peru's Judicial System Questioned
Associated Press, 27 October 2000
Reports doubts about the ability of the Peruvian justice to prosecute former spy-chief Vladimiro Montesinos.
Peru's Crisis Could Cost It Aid
Associated Press, 26 October 2000
A US bill, approved by Congress, would withhold millions of dollars of aid to Perú unless the country moves toward democracy and respects human rights.
Peru Govt. Agrees to Election Date
Associated Press, 25 October 2000
The Peruvian Government sets 8 April 2000 as the date for new elections, after it rescinded its demand that new elections be linked to an amnesty bill for human rights abusers.
U.S. Concerned About Return of Peru's Ex-Spy Chief
Reuters, 23 October 2000
With the return of Montesinos from Panama, the US signals that Perú will face international isolation if constitutional order is disrupted.
Fujimori Meets Military, Peru Crisis Deepens
Reuters, 23 October 2000
President Fujimori's support continues to crumble, as Montesinos returns to Perú and Vice President Francisco Tudela resigns.
Perú's VP Quits Amid Amnesty, Montesinos Flap
Reuters 23 October 2000
Peruvian Vice President Francisco Tudela resigned from office as former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos returned to Perú, and controversy surrounded amnesty plan designed to protect Montesinos and others from prosecution for human rights abuses.
Peru's Ex-Intelligence Chief Reported to Leave Panama
New York Times, 22 October 2000
Vladimiro Montesinos, after weeks of seeking political asylum in Panama, leaves that country amid debate over his presence.
Berenson Tours Ex-Safehouse
Associated Press, 20 October 2000
Police and prosecutors escorted Lori on a visit to a house where she briefly lived, following up on her recent testimony.
Berenson Declares Innocence on TV
Associated Press, 19 October 2000
In a television interview, Lori claims her innocence, denying any links to terrorism.
Lori tells TV reporter: 'I'm no terrorist'
New York Post, 18 October 2000
Reports on a Lori's first television interview from prison.
Lori Berenson, in TV Interview, Denies Peru Terror
Reuters, 17 October 2000
Lori, in her first television interview, expresses her beliefs against violence and describes her years in prison.
Perú's Fujimori Seen Hindering Reform
Reuters, 6 October 2000
A Peruvian poll finds that 62.6% of Lima residents see President Fujimori as an obstacle to democracy, and 72% view him as a cause of instability. US Sen. Jesse Helms calls for Fujimori to step down immediately.
Details of Peru's crisis come to light
The Dallas Morning News, 5 October 2000
Overview and analysis of the events of the scandal prompting Vladimiro Montesinos to flee Perú and President Fujimori to call for new elections in which he would not run.
ANALYSIS - Berenson, Montesinos put Peruvian justice on trial
Reuters, 1 October 2000
Compares how the Peruvian judicial system has handled the cases of Vladimiro Montesinos and Lori Berenson.
Free Lori Berenson
New York Times, 22 September 2000
Editorial referring to Lori's new trial as a charade, and calling on Perú to release Lori immediately rather than continuing to use her as a pawn.
Fujimori's Departure is Peru's Gain
Chicago Tribune, 20 September 2000
Editorial praising President Fujimori's decision to step down. Calls on him to resign immediately, rather than remaining in office until new elections are held.
Peru: Call for Fujimori Exit
Human Rights Watch News, 19 September 2000
Human Rights Watch calls for President Fujimori to relinquish his office immediately, allowing an untainted president to oversee new elections.
Peru Leader Fujimori Sets New Election, Won't Run
Reuters, 17 September 2000
Amid a huge corruption scandal involving payoffs, Peruvian President Fujimori calls for an immediate general election, and pledges he will not be a candidate.
Freedom For Lori Berenson
Jewish Week, 15 September 2000
Discusses Peru's past persecution of Baruch Ivcher Bronstein, and calls for Lori's release.
Video Shows Peru Spy Chief Allegedly Buying Votes
Reuters, 14 September 2000
Peruvian television broadcasts a video allegedly showing spymaster Vladimrio Montesinos paying Congressman Kouri $15,000 to switch his affiliation to Fujimori's political party.
Berenson Denies Peru Guerrilla Collaboration
Reuters, 13 September 2000
Reports on Lori's questioning by a Peruvian judge, as the new judicial proceedings continue.
Jesse Jackson Confronts Leader of Peru Over Prisoner's Case
The New York Times, 9 September 2000
Rev. Jesse Jackson, at a Manhattan luncheon of investors and bankers, asks President Fujimori to release Lori.
Berenson's Mother Fears Peru Retrial a Done Deal
Reuters, 9 September 2000
Rhoda Berenson speaks out about the new legal proceedings.
Bring Lori Berenson Home from Imprisonment in Peru
Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle, 7 September 2000
Op-Ed piece calling for Lori's release.
Fair Trial For Berenson Said Tough
Associated Press, 7 September 2000
Lori Berenson's family and US attorney find Peruvian authorities conducting proceedings behind closed doors, and before Lori even has a chance to secure legal representation.
Prison interview with Lori -- listen online
Pacficia, 6 September 2000
Pacifica's Amy Goodman recorded an interview with Lori a year and a half ago, put held it back until now because of concerns for Lori's safety.
Jailed U.S. Woman Condemns Peruvian Prison System
Reuters, 6 September 2000
Lori speaks out about torture, harassment and killings in Peruvian prisons.
Berenson Retrial in Peru Already Unfair - Family
Reuters, 6 September 2000
The Peruvian court continues questioning of witnesses, without allowing access by the defense, and will not even inform Lori of the charges against her.
American in Peru Describes Prison
Associated Press, 6 September 2000
Coverage of a prison interview with Lori Berenson.
New Yorker Describes Harsh Imprisonment in Peru
New York Times, 6 September 2000
Pacifica Radio plans to air a prison interview with Lori recorded a year and a half ago, but not made public earlier out of concerns for Lori's safety.
Kin of Woman Jailed in Peru Glum
Associated Press, 1 September 2000
Lori's parents react with skepticism to the news of a new trial.
Jackson to Ask Peru to Free Jailed American
Chicago Tribune, 31 August 2000
Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to ask President Fujimori to release Lori.
American Woman in Lima for New Trial
The Associated Press, 31 August, 2000
Reports on Lori's move to a Lima prison in preparation for a new trial, following the Peruvian admission that she was not an MRTA leader. Includes speculation on how the new trial may proceed.
Jailed U.S. Woman Moved for Retrial
Reuters, 31 August 2000
Covers Lori's transfer from Arequipa to a prison in Lima, including her first glimpse of the ocean in nearly five years.
Let Lori Berenson go
San Francisco Examiner, 31 August 2000
Editorial calling for Lori to be released.
One Trial was Bad Enough
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), 30 August 2000
Editorial calling for Lori's release, rather than allowing her to be put through another trial with a pre-determined verdict.
Peru's Problems: Nation needs a free press and independent judges now
Houston Chronicle Editorial, 29 August 2000
Editorial criticizing Peru's lack of freedoms and rule of law.
American in Prison in Peru to Get New, Civil Trial in Treason Case
New York Times, 29 August 2000
Peru's top military court yesterday revoked the life sentence imposed more than four years ago on Lori Berenson, a New Yorker accused of treason, and granted her a new trial in civilian courts.
Jailed Unjustly, Peruvians Try to Rebuild Shattered Lives
New York Times, 17 July 2000
Chronicles the ordeals of some of the thousands of innocent Peruvians who, like Lori, were sentenced by the unjust military court system.
Investors Upset With Fujimori
Associated Press, 14 July 2000
President Fujimori's policies lead to an 88% drop in foreign investment into Perú
Fujimori Backpedals on Democracy Vow
Associated Press, 12 July 2000
Despite promises to move Peru toward democracy, President Fujimori is now rejecting the calls for reform.
Peru president pledges to keep shadowy spy chief
Associated Press, 4 July 2000
President Fujimori pledges to keep Vladimiro Montesinos as security chief despite international pressures.
OAS Presses Peru's Fujimori for Democratic Reforms
Reuters, 28 June 2000
An OAS delegation visits Perú and asks President Fujimori for a timetable for institutional reform.
Peru's Fujimori Under Seige As U.S Calls Him 'Threat'
Reuters, 29 May 2000
The US views the Peruvian election as invalid, and declares Fujimori's regime a threat to Latin American democracy.
U.S. Says Fujimori's Win in Peru Is Invalid
Reuters, 29 May 2000
The US rejects the unmonitored Peruvian election, held after domestic and international protests of unfairness.
Opposition Rejects Peruvian Election Results
BBC, 29 May 2000
Former candidate Alejandro Toledo refuses to accept the results of the internationally criticized presidential election.
Peru Spotlights Democracy Woes in Latin America
Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2000
Discusses how Fujimori's rebuff of democratic principles could, if left unchecked, set an example for other Latin American nations.
Peru President Faces Turmoil
Associated Press, 26 May 2000
Despite international and domestic criticism, President Fujimori maintains plans to hold elections already branded as 'tainted'.
Peru Under U.S. Fire Over Sunday Vote
Reuters, 26 May 2000
In the face of protests and international warnings, Fujimori will be the only candidate in an unmonitored election.
Peru's Tilted Election Landscape
The New York Times Editorial, 24 May 2000
Editorial calling for international pressure on President Fujimori to provide a fair election.
Peru Bracing for Crisis in a War of Wills Between President, Rival Election
Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2000
Alejandro Toledo continues maneuvering his presidential campaign as he pushes for a change in the election schedule, providing time for monitors to ensure a free and fair election.
Challenger Predicts Fraud and Drops From Peru Race
The New York Times, 19 May 2000
Alleging that safeguards against fraud are not in place, challenger Alejandro Toledo pulls his candidacy weeks ahead of the scheduled run-off election.
Peru needs to release imprisoned U.S. citizen
Knight Ridder/ Tribune, 19 May 2000
Op-ed article calling for the Clinton Administration to take action towards gaining Lori's release.
Peru students re-emerge as political force
Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2000
The campaign between President Fujimori and challenger Alejandro Toledo is spurring the political interests of a new generation of students.
Lori Berenson is Illegally Imprisoned
The Times of Trenton, 5 May 2000
Op-Ed piece criticizing the four members of New Jersey's Congressional delegation who have failed to support Lori.
Fujimori Won't Budge on U.S. Inmate
Associated Press, 28 April 2000
The Peruvian President restates his demand that Lori's sentence not be changed. Mentions comments from presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo concerning Lori's case.
Why Not Speak Out? The Berenson Case and America's Conscience
The New York TImes, 15 April 2000
The Pulitzer-prize winning columnist draw parallels between the tatics used against Lori and the dirty tricks used in recent elections, and questions President Clinton's lack of action.
Shady Tactics Said to Cloud Fujimori's Future, No Matter How Peruvians Vote
New York Times, 8 April 2000
Numerous campaign irregularities could mean the Fujimori's hold on Perú will be weakened, even if he does win a third term as President.
A Peru 'Phenomenon': Rags to Presidential Bid
New York TImes, 5 April 2000
Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo attracts large numbers of Peruvians, giving President Fujimori tough competition.
INTERVIEW - Peru's Fujimori sees foreign plot against him
Reuters, 4 April 2000
The Peruvian President claims an 'international conspiracy' is at work behind claims of campaign corruption.
Fujimori to critics: Stay out of Peru's politics
Miami Herald, 3 April 2000
In the wake of a proposed US Senate amendment addressing campaign irregularities there, the Peruvian President declares that outsiders should not tell him how to conduct Perú's business.
Fujimori's Shadowy Aide Highlighted by Election
The New York Times, 2 April 2000
The upcoming presidential elections once again expose Vladimiro Montesinos to public scrutiny.
Peru's Spy Chief Growing Powerful
Associated Press, 27 March 2000
During his tenure as Peruvian intelligence chief, the shadowy Vladimiro Montesinos has secured control over the military, judicial system, and other government offices.
Arequipa Journal: An Ex-First Lady's Tough Campaign
The New York Times, March 25, 2000
President Fujimori's ex-wife, and Congressional candidate, speaks out against him.
Watchdog group may condemn Peru election
Miami Herald, 25 March 2000
The Organization of American States, observing preparations for Perú's upcoming election, announces that it may disqualify the process due to unfair tactics and irregularities.
Slipping in Polls, Fujimori Courts Peru's Indians
The New York Times, 21 March 2000
Faced with dropping poll numbers and international criticism over the upcoming election, President Fujimori raises the minimum wage 18%, hands out property to voters, and gives away thousands of vehicles to communities.
Fujimori's dirty tricks Threaten integrity of Peru's elections
Miami Herald Editorial, 15 March 2000
Editorial critical of Fujimori's campaign abuses against his opponents in the upcoming election, and members of the press who expose these abuses.
Peru's Ombudsman Takes on Fujimori After Success Fighting the Government
The Wall Street Journal, 9 March 2000
The Defensoria del Pueblo, the only official in the Peruvian government able to stand up to President Fujimori questions the incumbent's campaign tactics.
The Precarious Nature of Latin Democracies
The New York Times, 27 February 2000
Discusses the Latin American trends among democracy, dictatorship and elected autocratic rule.
Lori Berenson Goes on Hunger Strike
AP, 14 January 2000
Reports on the commencement of Lori's hunger strike.
U.S. Urges Respect for Constitution in Peru Vote
Reuters, 28 December 1999
As Fujimori announces his bid for a third term as President, the United States urges strict adherence to the Constitution, which allows only two terms.
ANALYSIS-Odds good for Peru leader to win 3rd term
Reuters, 28 December 1999
Political analysts expect Fujimori to win a third term as President, despite allegations that the bid violates the Constitution.
Peru's President seeks re-election
AP, 27 December 1999
President Fujimori announces his candidacy for a third term amid controversy over the constitutionality of such a bid.
Peru's Fujimori denies he's trying to gag the media
Reuters, 22 December 1999
The Peruvian President denies that recent actions against a critical press are an attempt to suppress negative news as elections approach.
Letters from Lori
The Nation, 20 December 1999 -- Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor of The Nation from an old friend of Lori's.
Peru Presidential Race Turns Tough
The Associated Press -- 28 November 1999
Describes the corruption and hurdles facing Fujimori's oponents in the upcoming presidential elections.
Peruvians Are Growing Weary--and Wary--of 'El Chino'
The Wall Street Journal -- 29 October 1999
Discusses the growing intolerance among Peruvians of the strong-arm tactics Fujimori uses against the press and his political opposition.
Peru Suspends Red Cross Visits
The Associated Press -- 22 October 1999
Perú prevents International Red Cross doctors from visiting prisoners on a hunger strike.
Through Many Bridges: A Modern Application to Byron's Sonnet
The Pelican (Baldwin County, AL) -- 25 August 1999
Amelia Fletcher relates Lori's case and a sonnet written by Lord Byron.
Outlook; Peru's Fujimori proving more dictator than democrat
Houston Chronicle -- 6 August 1999
Editorial covering recent actions by Peruvian President Fujimori and discussing the implications of those actions.
Sympathy for Berenson
Boston Herald -- 3 August 1999
A letter to the editor of the Boston Herald, in support of Lori.
Report: No Talk of Peru Prisoner
The Associated Press -- 22 July 1999
Reports that Peruvian President Fujimori does not consider Lori's case to be open for discussion when he meets with the US Envoy to Latin America.
House Rejects Berenson Resolution
The Associated Press -- 21 July 1999
Covers the defeat of a Congressional amendment in support of Lori. The amendment came close to passing, having received 44.4% of the vote.
Berensons Condemn Peru's Exit From Rights Court
Reuters -- 10 July 1999
Lori's case is left in limbo as Peru withdraws from the OAS's human rights court.
Peru Out Of Human Rights Court
The Associated Press -- 09 July 1999
Peru withdraws from the human rights court of the Organization of American States following a ruling calling for civilian trials for four convicted in a military tribunal.
Inter-American Court No Longer to Rule Here
IPS -- 08 July 1999
Peruvian coverage of Perú's withdrawal from the Inter-American Human Rights Court of the OAS.
Kansas City Star -- 2 July 1999
Letter to the Editor, in response to Peruvian President Fujimori's complaints about being bumped from first-class to coach on a recent American Airlines flight.
Free Lori Berenson
Dallas Morning News -- 19 June 1999
Letter to the Editor, regarding the recent Congressional letters on Lori's behalf.
Fujimori Challenges Human Rights Pact
IPS -- 10 June 1999
Discusses the implications of Perú's decision to refuse the IAHRC's order to provide a civilian trial to four Chileans convicted of treason in a military court.
Free U.S. Woman Jailed in Peru, U.S. Lawmakers Urge
Reuters -- 10 June 1999
A letter from 177 members of the U.S. House of Representatives asks President Clinton to take all necessary steps to free Lori Berenson from a Peruvian prison.
Court orders Peru to retry Chileans
Weekly News Update on the Americas #488 -- 6 June 1999
The Inter-American Human Rights Court of the OAS has ordered Peru to grant a civilian trial to four Chileans convicted of treason in a military court.
Peru Rejects O.A.S Court Decision
Reuters -- 03 June 1999
Peruvian President Fujimori rejects an Inter-American Court of Human Rights order for Peru to grant a new trial to four Chileans imprisoned on treason charges.
Peru Won't Free Jailed Foreigners
The Associated Press -- 02 June 1999
Peruvian President Fujimori announces he will never allow foreigners convicted of having rebel ties to leave Peruvian prisons - despite any possible rulings by the Inter American Human Rights Court.
Peru Denies Death of U.S. Prisoner
The Associated Press -- 12 April 1999
President Fujimori denies rumors circulating in Perú that Lori has died in prison.
Peru Not Releasing U.S. Prisoner
The Associated Press -- 9 April 1999
A new Peruvian law, if enacted would prevent foreigners convicted of terrorism from using an existing transfer treaty allowing prison terms to be served in their native country. Note: Under the terms of the treaty, transfered prisoners lose any right to appeal their sentences.
New Yorker in Peru Jail Found in Poor Health
New York TImes -- 11 March 1999
Members of the recent US human rights delegation which visited Lori at Socabaya Prison report on her health problems caused by the harsh conditions in jail.
US Blasted Over Imprisoned Woman
The Associated Press -- 11 March 99
A human rights delegation visits Lori in Socabaya Prison, and the US is criticized for not supporting her in her struggle for justice.
Ailing American jailed for life in Peru seeks early freedom
Reuters -- 10 March 1999
The first-ever US human rights delegation visits Lori in prison and calls for her release.
Parents' plea to Peru: Release our daughter
The Hill -- 3 March 1999
An op-ed piece by Lori's parents, urging Congress to withold all non-humanitarian aid to Perú until it provides justice for Lori.
Peru Urged to Free American
Associated Press -- 3 March 1999
Reports on a human rights delegation's meeting with Lori at Socabaya Prison.
How Fujimori uses spies to tighten his grip on Peru
Miami Herald -- 04 February 1999
Reports on the Peruvian President's use of spies to watch and compromise political opponents, military officers and journalists.
Peru Violates Human Decency
University of Maryland Diamondback -- 01 February 1999
Op-ed piece covering Lori's case, her treatment, and calls for Perú to present any evidence they have against Lori.
Jailed MRTA leaders tell OAS human rights group Lori was not a member
Reuters 20 November 1998
A delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, investigating Lori Berenson's case, interviewed jailed MRTA leaders and were told that Lori was not a member of their group.
American woman imprisoned in Perú moved for medical tests
CNN -- 08 October, 1998
Lori is moved from Yanamayo to Socabaya prison. Socabaya is at an altitude of "only" 7,500 feet. She will be held there for an undetermined length of time, while she undergoes various specialized medical tests.
Fujimori rejects proposal to free U.S. citizen from Peruvian jail
CNN -- 24 June, 1998
Peruvian President Fujimori was unmoved by his Prime Minister's proposal to release Lori on the grounds that it is illogical to sentence a foreigner for treason against Perú.
Amnesty International Calls on Perú to Give Trial to Lori
Reuters -- 10 April 1998
The human rights organization calls Perú's military court system a "parody of justice", and the conditions in which Lori is being held "inhuman".
U.N. team visits American woman imprisoned by Perú
Reuters -- 28 January, 1998
A four-person UN human rights mission takes as 10 day tour of Perú's prisons investigating cases of arbitrary detention. Lori Berenson's case will be among those they will examine.
Peru's Judicial Travesty:
American is Victim of 'Faceless Court' Process
Stuart News Editorial -- 07 October, 1997
Editorial calling on Perú to release Lori, given the government's abandonment of the nation's system of "faceless" courts in which she was convicted, and it's admission that this system "makes no sense."
Government Corruption Makes Investments Risky in Perú
New York Times, Business section -- 17 May 1997
Relates the legal and political troubles experienced by a US entrepreneur operating in Perú. Contains warnings for others considering ventures in the country strife with political cronyism.
Peru President's Closest Adviser Linked to Torture, Murder, Drugs
Chicago Tribune -- 09 May, 1997
Describes Vladimiro Montesino, shadowy advisor to Peruvian President Fujimori. Includes his careers, ties to Fujimori, and suspected roles in various human rights violations targeted at the administration's political enemies.
A Mother's Story
Vogue -- May, 1997
An essay written by Lori's mother. She writes about their relationship and the the difficulties she faces in dealing with Lori's imprisonment.
Family wants daughter home from Perú prison
Reuters -- 18 December, 1996
Her parents, attorney, and human rights groups speak out about Lori's case.
U.S. Couple See Jailed Daughter in Peruvian Andes
Reuters -- 07 December, 1996
The Berensons are allowed to visit their daughter, following her initial one year isolation, at the Yanamayo Prison in Puno.
Jailed American's Lawyers Seek Return from Perú
Reuters -- 05 September, 1996
US Representive Bill Richardson discusses with Peruvian President Fujimori, proposals for Lori's release.
The Congressional Colloquy -- A Summary
(20 June, 1996)
Congressional Colloquy addresses both Lori's case, and Perú's general record on human rights.
Letter from Tom Nooter on Lori's Case
(10 May, 1996)
I Love this Country: The Lori Berenson Story
Glow Magazine -- 15 April, 1996
American Faces Harsh Peruvian Reality
Boulder Weekly -- 04 March, 1996
Lori's sister Kathy speaks about the conditions under which Lori is being held.
The Revolutionary Girl Next Door
New York Magazine -- 19 February, 1996
U.S. Lawmakers Urge New Trial for American in Perú
Reuters -- 14 February, 1996
Twenty US Representatives write to Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, urging him to provide Lori with a new trial.
Letter to the Editor: WOLA's Reply to Perú's Letter
New York Times -- 31 January, 1996
The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) refutes the claim in the Peruvian Ambasador's letter that Perú's anti-terrorist efforts comply with international standards.
Trial Won't Hurt U.S. Ties, Perú Chief Says
Houston Chronicle -- 31 January, 1996
Peruvian President Fujimori claims Lori's life sentence will not damage US-Peruvian relations.
Activist's Hard Road: Jailed American's Commitment Took Root in Cambridge
Boston Globe -- 30 January, 1996
Discusses Lori's activities while attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Letter to the Editor: Perú's Ambassador Replies to Article
New York Times -- 24 January, 1996
Perú's Abassador to the United States responds to an article, claiming Perú's anti-terrorist activities comply with international standards for due process.
Reuters News on Torture in Perú
Reuters -- 23 January, 1996
Documents the torture of an alleged Shining Path member who was later found innocent on appeal.
Perú Isolates Lori Before Her Appeal
Houston Chronicle -- 23 January, 1996
The Berensons are denied a visit with their daughter, when Lori's year of isolation (mandatory in Peruvian life sentences), begins before all appeals are exhausted.
Perú Military Mulls Convicted American's Appeal
Reuters -- 20 January, 1996
An anonymous three-judge-panel hears Lori's appeal of her life sentence.
American Convicted in Perú Sent to Andean Prison
Reuters -- 18 January, 1996
Lori is sent to the Yanamayo Prison in the Andes prior to an imminent decision on her appeal.
Editorial: Closed Trials Unsatisfactory
Houston Chronicle -- 18 January, 1996
Discusses Perú's anti-terrorism system and the human rights abuses it has caused. Draws parallels to proposed changes in US laws following several high-profile attacks, including the bombings of the World Trade Center and the Oklahoma City Federal Building.
Editorial: Perú Mocks Due Justice
New York Times -- 16 January, 1996
Editorial critical of Perú's handling of Lori's case, and it's anti-terrorism system in general.
American Woman Faces Bleak Life in Perú's Frigid Mountain Prison
Associated Press -- 12 January, 1996
Describes the conditions in the harsh Yanamayo Prison located at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes.
American Woman Charged With Treason Sentenced to Life in Prison
Associated Press -- January 11, 1996
Covers Lori's sentencing.
American draws life sentence for treason in Perú
CNN -- January 11, 1996
Covers Lori's sentencing.
Perú Criticized on New Yorker's Trial
New York Times -- 05 January, 1996
Human rights groups and others criticize the treatment thousands of Peruvians have suffered from under that country's anti-terrorism efforts.
Spirits Unscathed; Woman jailed for treason strong, mom says
Associated Press -- 23 December, 1995
Lori's mother meets with her in Lima, following Lori's arrest.
Perú police often wake jailed American - mother
Reuters -- 22 December, 1995
Details Lori's treatment during interrogation.
Perú Holds US Woman
Reuters -- 05 December, 1995
Discusses Lori's arrest and the charges against her.
Early Press Release on Lori's Arrest and Trial
Reuters -- December, 1995
Covers Lori's arrest in Perú on treason charges.
Vladimiro Montesinos: The Betrayal of Peruvian Democracy
Covert Action Quarterly -- Summer 1994