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Fujimori, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Fujimori, Alberto älbĕrˈtō fo͞oˌjĭmôrˈē [key], 1938–, president of Peru (1990–2000), b. Lima, Peru. The son of Japanese immigrants, he was educated in Peru and attended Univ. of Wisconsi...

Fujimori, Keiko

(Encyclopedia)Fujimori, Keiko (Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi), 1975–, Peruvian political leader, daughter of President Alberto Fujimori. She attended Boston Univ. and Columbia Business School, then served in the ...

Kuczynski Godard, Pedro Pablo

(Encyclopedia)Kuczynski Godard, Pedro Pablo, 1938–, Peruvian economist and political leader, president of Peru (2016–18), grad. Oxford (B.A. 1960), Princeton (M.A., 1961). He was an economist with the World Ban...

Toledo Manrique, Alejandro

(Encyclopedia)Toledo Manrique, Alejandro, 1946–, Peruvian political leader, president of Peru (2001–6). Toledo, who has indigenous Andean roots, was born into poverty in rural Peru and grew up in the port city ...

Calderón, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Calderón, Alberto käldārōnˈ [key], 1920–98, Argentine mathematician, b. Mendoza, Argentina, grad. Univ. of Buenos Aires (B.S. 1947), Univ. of Chicago (Ph.D. 1950). He is known for his contribut...

Moravia, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Moravia, Alberto älbĕrˈtō mōräˈvyä [key], 1907–90, Italian novelist, b. Alberto Pincherle; husband of Elsa Morante. Moravia is considered one of the foremost 20th-century Italian novelists. ...

Ginastera, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Ginastera, Alberto älbārˈtō hēnästāˈrä [key], 1916–83, Argentinean composer, b. Buenos Aires. Ginastera is considered among the most prominent Latin American composers of the 20th cent. His...

Giacometti, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Giacometti, Alberto älbĕrˈtō jäkōmĕtˈtē [key], 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter; son of the impressionist painter Giovannia Giacometti; b. Stampa. He settled in Paris in 1922, studying w...

Tomba, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Tomba, Alberto älbĕrˈtō tômˈbä [key], 1966–, Italian skier. The winner of five Olympic medals, including golds for giant slalom (1988, 1992) and slalom (1988), and silvers for slalom (1992, 1...

Vargas Llosa, Mario

(Encyclopedia)Vargas Llosa, Mario märˈyō värˈgäs yōˈsä [key], 1936–, Peruvian novelist and politician, b. Arequipa. Although his works contain much external realism, emphasizing the ugly and grotesque, h...

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