Jon Miller reports from Lima, Peru that the country's intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos — suspected in a bribery scandal — has not been seen, but the government denies reports that he is in military custody. The scandal prompted Peru's President Alberto Fujimori to disband the spy agency, and announce plans to call new elections. Fujimori further pledged that he will not be a candidate in those elections. Peru's cabinet today tried to work out details, as opposition candidates began to rally support in hopes of replacing Fujimori.
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