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Peru’s president opposes early release for Alberto Fujimori
Posted by Erin Anderson on May 15, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s president opposes early release for Alberto Fujimori

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski this week dismissed the possibility of a humanitarian pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori. Kuczynski’s statement comes in the wake of debates about whether to  Full Article »

Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on May 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru

Following the coastal El Niño climate event which brought historic flooding, Peru’s northern state of Piura has reported 16 deaths due to dengue. Piura was one of the worst affected  Full Article »

Peru’s Congress ponders law which could grant Alberto Fujimori early release
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 28, 2017 2 comments

Peru’s Congress ponders law which could grant Alberto Fujimori early release

Peru’s Congress will discuss a bill offering early release for criminals over 75 years old, which would apply to jailed former President Alberto Fujimori. Independent congressman Roberto Vieira, who was  Full Article »

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 18, 2017 3 comments

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

Former President Alejandro Toledo has been sentenced to 18 months preventative jailing following charges of money laundering and influence peddling. The ruling to jail Toledo also extends to his wife and  Full Article »

Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 17, 2017 1 comment

Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru

Catastrophic flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura will prevent 5,000 students from attending classes today. According to Piura’s Regional Office of Education (DREP), safe access to roughly 52 schools in  Full Article »

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 13, 2017 2 comments

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president

Odebrecht’s former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht has confirmed that his company paid $3 million in bribes to Peru’s former President Ollanta Humala in 2011. The former executive, who has been jailed  Full Article »

Peru’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 10, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation

Peru’s Congress last week took the first step to repeal language which makes violence against gays and transsexuals a hate crime. The congressional constitutional commission, controlled by the Popular Force party of  Full Article »

Tensions rise over Peru’s position against Venezuela government
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 1, 2017 5 comments

Tensions rise over Peru’s position against Venezuela government

Relations between Peru and Venezuela have further deteriorated after Venezuela’s supreme court shuttered the legislature in what critics called a “coup.” The Peruvian ambassador to Caracas was recalled in an escalation  Full Article »

Peru president’s approval drops in wake of floods
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 20, 2017 1 comment

Peru president’s approval drops in wake of floods

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s approval rating plummeted to 32% following weeks of nationwide flooding which left 75 dead and over 100,000 victims. An Ipsos poll showed Kuczynski’s approval rating fell  Full Article »

Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games

More officials in Peru have joined calls to cancel the 2019’s Pan American Games in Lima in order to use hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for sports facilities on relief efforts instead.  Full Article »