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Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro

Peru’s government is taking a leading role in pressuring the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the midst of Venezuela’s political crisis. Peru’s president and Congress on Thursday both called  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 »

Did Veronika Mendoza just test the waters of moderation?
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Did Veronika Mendoza just test the waters of moderation?

A Broad Front congresswoman’s unprecedented condemnation of Venezuela’s government may forecast a pivot from leftist leader Veronika Mendoza. “Condemnation” is almost too strong of a word for yesterday’s Facebook post  Full Article »

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has announced a plan aimed at limiting corruption in government in the wake of a scandal involving a healthcare adviser. Kuczynski presented his five-point plan less  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’s Congress gives Kuczynski government decree powers for 90 days
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Oct 1, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s Congress gives Kuczynski government decree powers for 90 days

Peru’s Congress on Thursday voted to give President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s government decree powers to enact laws to drive the economy and fight crime. The legislature gave Kuczynski’s government 90  Full Article »

Party defections highlight divisions in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 15, 2016 1 comment

Party defections highlight divisions in Peru’s Congress

UPDATE: Congresswoman Yeni Vilcatoma announced her decision to leave the Popular Force party on Friday. The possible defection of a high-profile member of the Popular Force party which controls Congress illustrates  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’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals

Peru’s leftist party, Broad Front, demonstrates its ability to adapt and be unpredictable at a time when Peruvian sport needs a role model to look up to. Two policy reversals  Full Article »

Opposition makes Peru government kneel in confidence vote
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 20, 2016 1 comment

Opposition makes Peru government kneel in confidence vote

Peru’s Congress gave the new government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a vote of confidence after two full days of debate. Peru’s Constitution requires each new government’s Cabinet chief to  Full Article »