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Peru’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 10, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation

Peru’s Congress last week took the first step to repeal language which makes violence against gays and transsexuals a hate crime. The congressional constitutional commission, controlled by the Popular Force party of  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 government to battle opposition over sales-tax reform
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru government to battle opposition over sales-tax reform

Peru’s government has signaled that it will reject a law from the opposition-controlled Congress to ease terms of tax payment for small and medium-sized businesses. Congress on Thursday unanimously passed  Full Article »

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 »

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 »

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 proposes increased budget to improve services, boost economy
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru proposes increased budget to improve services, boost economy

Peru’s government has submitted a fiscal budget for 2017 which expands spending by 4.7% to drive economic growth and improve government services. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala presented to Congress last week a budget featuring significant spending increases in government  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 »