Wife strikes back at Fujimori

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The Independent Online
LIMA (AFP) - Susana Higuchi, ousted as Peru's first lady in a marital battle royal with President Alberto Fujimori, says if her husband wants a divorce he should ask for it in court and not on television.

Mr Fujimori, 56, announced on television early on Wednesday that Ms Higuchi was no longer first lady, and replaced her with his two sisters. But Ms Higuchi, 44, in an interview published yesterday, said she could not be stripped of the title of first lady as long as she is the President's wife.

'It's not political and not a post, it's the category of the wife of the President, and I, unless I divorce, continue being the wife of the President,' she told the newsweekly Caretas.