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The notorious former spymaster of Peru has his first day in court. Vladimir Montesinos faces multiple charges including drug trafficking, embezzlement and human rights abuses. Montesinos is believed to have bribed many of the Peruvian elite to help ex-President Alberto Fujimori cling to power until he fled into exile. Montesinos says he secretly videotaped thousands of these transactions and may soon release the "vladivideos" as they're known, a prospect that makes many of Peru's rich and famous uneasy. Elliott Gotkine reports.

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