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Peru: Alberto Fujimori’s conviction overturned in ‘chicha press’ case
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Alberto Fujimori’s conviction overturned in ‘chicha press’ case

Peru’s supreme court has overturned a conviction for embezzlement against former President Alberto Fujimori in an infamous scandal of media appropriation. The court annulled Fujimori’s three-year sentence in prison as  Full Article »

Peru president vows to reject Fujimori’s request for pardon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru president vows to reject Fujimori’s request for pardon

Peru President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has said he will reject Alberto Fujimori’s request to pardon his prison sentence of 25 years for crimes against humanity. Fujimori officially submitted a request  Full Article »

Fujimorismo hardball: flashback or preview?
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Fujimorismo hardball: flashback or preview?

Peru’s politics took an ugly and familiar turn when Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Force party caused a media scandal during the 2016 runoff election. The story started when it was reported that the  Full Article »

Tens of thousands march against Keiko Fujimori in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Tens of thousands march against Keiko Fujimori in Lima

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in Lima and other cities throughout Peru five days before 2016 elections. The annual demonstration was held on the  Full Article »

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2016 Leave a comment

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru

“Five Corners,” the next novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, deals with corruption and fear during the 1990s government of former President Alberto Fujimori. Vargas’ new novel will create  Full Article »

Peru drug lord eyes TV series after 22 years in prison
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru drug lord eyes TV series after 22 years in prison

Peruvian drug trafficker Demetrio “Vaticano” Chavez was released from prison yesterday after serving 22 years for treason. The drug lord who controlled Peru’s Alto Huallaga valley, which produced the lion’s  Full Article »

Humala accused of violating Peru’s electoral neutrality
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Humala accused of violating Peru’s electoral neutrality

Peru’s electoral board is evaluating whether President Ollanta Humala violated neutrality laws in criticizing Alan Garcia and other candidates. Peruvian law prohibits all public officials including the police and military  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s selection of her party’s congressional candidates threatens to alienate the base of her political support. Analysts believe that, in order to win the presidency in 2016  Full Article »

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit

Peru’s leading presidential candidates will present their proposals at the annual CADE summit to be held today through Friday in Paracas. The annual meeting of business leaders, when held in  Full Article »

Prison visits raise questions about Fujimori’s leadership
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Prison visits raise questions about Fujimori’s leadership

A report detailing visitors to former President Alberto Fujimori in prison has raised questions about his role in his daughter Keiko Fujimori’s presidential campaign. An El Comercio report showed that Fujimori  Full Article »