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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 »

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads

Dozens of people were killed during holiday travels on Peru’s dangerous rural highways. At least 46 people died in fatal car and bus accidents around Peru since Dec. 20. Almost  Full Article »

Peru’s Congress sacks respected education minister
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s Congress sacks respected education minister

Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress voted to impeach education minister Jaime Saavedra on Thursday. With 78 votes in favor, the Popular Force party controlled by Keiko Fujimori voted to censure the education  Full Article »

Peru’s opposition party to impeach Cabinet minister
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s opposition party to impeach Cabinet minister

The Popular Force party which controls Congress has signaled that it will vote to sack President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s education minister Jaime Saavedra. The party led by Keiko Fujimori, Kuczynski’s  Full Article »

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path

Peru’s new defense minister, Jorge Nieto, will focus on stamping out the Shining Path guerrilla rebels who operate in the VRAEM, Peru’s main coca-producing region. Nieto announced his priorities after  Full Article »

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has accepted the resignation of defense minister Mariano Gonzalez after a news program revealed his affair with an aide. Last Sunday investigative news program Panorama  Full Article »

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty

Manuel Burga, the former president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF), plead not guilty to corruption charges in a U.S. court after being extradited from Peru on Friday morning. As the head of  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2016 1 comment

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe

A court in Peru has ordered former President Ollanta Humala to post a $15,000 bond and restricted some liberties pending an investigation into corruption charges. After hearing prosecutors’ arguments against  Full Article »