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Peru’s Keiko Fujimori faces trial on corruption charges

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A court on Tuesday will hold the first hearing in the long-awaited trial of former presidential candidate and leader of Peru's right-wing opposition, Keiko Fujimori, who faces a 30-year prison sentence if convicted of money laundering and other corruption charges.

The eldest daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is jailed for crimes against humanity, is returning to the judicial spotlight nearly three months after the election. She narrowly lost the presidency, which would have given her immunity to avoid prosecution and postponed her five-year term.

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