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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 »

Peru to arrest former President Alejandro Toledo for corruption
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 3, 2017 2 comments

Peru to arrest former President Alejandro Toledo for corruption

Prosecutors in Peru will order the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo after discovering millions of dollars in what they say are bribes paid in exchange for steering public contracts.  Full Article »

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in various provinces throughout the country which saw torrential rains, landslides and floods. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala declared the state of emergency  Full Article »

Peru makes first arrests in Odebrecht corruption scandal
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 23, 2017 1 comment

Peru makes first arrests in Odebrecht corruption scandal

Police in Peru arrested one government official and filed an international arrest warrant for another based on information provided by Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht. Peru’s attorney general announced on Saturday  Full Article »

Italy gives Peru dictator life in prison for 1970s murders
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 20, 2017 2 comments

Italy gives Peru dictator life in prison for 1970s murders

A court in Italy on Tuesday sentenced Peru’s former President Francisco Morales to life in prison for the murder of 23 Italian citizens. Morales was one of eight military figures  Full Article »

Peru: no charges for Catholic society leader accused of sex abuse
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 19, 2017 4 comments

Peru: no charges for Catholic society leader accused of sex abuse

Peru’s attorney general will not seek charges against Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) founder Luis Figari for sex abuse for lack of evidence. After an investigation which lasted over a year,  Full Article »

Report says Peru’s former first lady linked to Odebrecht money
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Report says Peru’s former first lady linked to Odebrecht money

Two Brazilian newspapers reported that Peruvian prosecutors are investigating a possible paper trail of bribes paid by construction firm Odebrecht to former first lady Nadine Heredia. Brazilian newspapers Folha de  Full Article »

Peru’s opposition party scrutinizes president’s reform package
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 12, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s opposition party scrutinizes president’s reform package

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has enacted 112 new laws during the 90-day period of decree powers afforded by Peru’s Congress. Peru’s Congress voted in September to grant Kuczynski’s new government  Full Article »