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Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 18, 2017 1 comment

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 »

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 14, 2017 1 comment

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games

Devastation caused by heavy flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura has led to mayoral condemnation over failing investments in disaster prevention. Heavy rains brought on by extreme weather caused the  Full Article »

Odebrecht’s Peru chief says he gave $3 million to ex-President Humala
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Feb 25, 2017 1 comment

Odebrecht’s Peru chief says he gave $3 million to ex-President Humala

Odebrecht’s former director in Peru, Jorge Barata, told prosecutors that he donated $3 million to the 2011 presidential campaign of former president Ollanta Humala. Barata stated that cash was given  Full Article »

The long decline of Peru’s fugitive ex-President Alejandro Toledo
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 13, 2017 1 comment

The long decline of Peru’s fugitive ex-President Alejandro Toledo

From an anti-corruption activist to a fugitive from justice, a look at the tragic trajectory of Peru’s former President Alejandro Toledo. A judge in Lima on Thursday ordered Toledo jailed  Full Article »