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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 »

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 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 puts partisans on central bank’s board of directors
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru puts partisans on central bank’s board of directors

Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress is widely criticized for electing two of Keiko Fujimori’s former running mates as directors of the central bank. The Popular Force party which controls 71 seats in  Full Article »

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties

Peru’s Congress on Thursday passed a law which punishes legislators who resign from the political party they were elected with during their term. Congress passed the Defections Law with 70  Full Article »

Peru elects ombudsman for first time in five years
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2016 1 comment

Peru elects ombudsman for first time in five years

Peru’s Congress elected Walter Gutierrez as public ombudsman on Tuesday, marking the end of a five-year legislative stalemate. Beatriz Merino resigned as the country’s ombudsman on March 30, 2011, during  Full Article »

Peru to pass resolution condemning Venezuela’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 9, 2016 1 comment

Peru to pass resolution condemning Venezuela’s government

UPDATE: The resolution was passed Thursday with 103 votes for, 12 votes against and six legislators abstained. All of the resolution’s opposition came from the left-wing Broad Front party. Peru’s Congress is  Full Article »

This is Peru’s Fujimori-controlled Congress for 2016-2021
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2016 Leave a comment

This is Peru’s Fujimori-controlled Congress for 2016-2021

Below is the complete list of Peru’s 130 legislators organized by party and state who will serve in Congress from 2016 through 2021. Presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori’s right-wing populist party, Popular  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress

Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Strength party won at least 55% of the seats in Peru’s Congress in the 2016 general elections. The last poll from Peru’s most consistent pollster, Ipsos, had  Full Article »

Political giants fall in Peru’s 2016 election
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Political giants fall in Peru’s 2016 election

The 2016 general elections on Sunday saw veterans Alan Garcia, Alejandro Toledo and Lourdes Flores handily defeated and indefinitely sidelined from Peru’s politics. Two-time former President Alan Garcia garnered less  Full Article »