This is the third in a four-part exclusive series written by former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.
The magic number was 18 million dollars--a figure that emanated from Peru and has been traveling around the world, attracting the attention of newspaper editors. That is the total sum supposedly stashed in secret bank accounts in Singapore, Malaysia and, ultimately, Japan--all in the names of Alberto Fujimori or the Fujimori family.
Nonetheless, several weeks have passed since these stories, which caused a veritable political earthquake in Lima, came out. Incredibly, however, no one to this day has been able to present a shred of proof that these accounts exist. In fact, Swiss authorities have done away with the notion that there are secret accounts under the name of Fujimori or the Fujimori family.
But of even more consequence is the announcement that just has been made by Javier Perez de Cuellar, prime minister of the transition government. Regarding me, Perez de Cuellar pointed out "that there is no evidence that he has money in Japanese banks or those of any other country."
Perhaps it never was necessary to prove anything. Maybe the …