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Rudy Giuliani to advise Peruvian presidential candidate

"America's mayor" was known for reducing crime. Can he bring that success to Peru?
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Rudy Giuliani speaks to the media in Staten Island on Nov. 16, 2009. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

It was Rudy Giuliani's signal achievement: reducing crime in the Big Apple.

He's been out of City Hall for almost a decade now, and didn't get far in his 2008 bid for the presidency, but the former New York City mayor is still cashing in on his expertise.

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiki Fujimori has hired Giuliani as an adviser to boost her law-and-order credentials. Giuliani is expected to help Fujimori's campaign design public safety programs.

Giuliani arrived in Peru on Sunday and met with several mayors in Lima, as well as with members of Fujimori's senior staff, reported La Republica.

He said he went to a police station and jail and then was going to give recommendations on how to reduce crime. "Your system is in need of tremendous repair," Giuliani said.

"He has a great record of fighting delinquency, so I think his presence here is helpful to strengthen our proposals," Fujimori said of Giuliani, according to Reuters.

Fujimori is the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is currently sitting in prison for human rights abuses. He was sentenced to 25 years in jail in 2009 for ordering a military death squad to carry out two massacres.

The race between Fujimori and left-wing populist Ollanta Humala is a virtual dead heat. The run-off election is scheduled for June 5.

Fujimori has not said who will pay Giuliani or how much his advice will cost.

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