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Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 17, 2017 1 comment

Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru

Catastrophic flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura will prevent 5,000 students from attending classes today. According to Piura’s Regional Office of Education (DREP), safe access to roughly 52 schools in  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 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 »

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2016 1 comment

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address

In his first Message to the Nation, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised running water, infrastructure, improved education and healthcare and more. Kuczynski was sworn as president on Thursday by congressional  Full Article »

Bloody protests over university in Peru’s rural highlands
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Bloody protests over university in Peru’s rural highlands

A violent protest in Huancavelica has left 19 police officers and two journalists injured as protesters held four police officers hostage. Protesters in the Tayacaja province of Huancavelica state blocked  Full Article »

Peru investigates Cesar Acuña for criminal piracy
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru investigates Cesar Acuña for criminal piracy

Authorities in Peru are investigating presidential candidate Cesar Acuña for copyright infringement for publishing another author’s book under his name. In the midst of increasingly incriminating allegations of plagiarism in  Full Article »

Peru: Cesar Acuña violated campaign finance regulations
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2016 2 comments

Peru: Cesar Acuña violated campaign finance regulations

Peru’s electoral authority has ruled that presidential candidate Cesar Acuña violated campaign finance laws by using his image in university advertisements. Peru’s special elections board JEE announced last month that  Full Article »

Cesar Acuña may lose degree after plagiarism revealed in thesis
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 27, 2016 3 comments

Cesar Acuña may lose degree after plagiarism revealed in thesis

The Complutense University of Madrid is investigating alleged plagiarism in the doctoral thesis of Peru presidential candidate Cesar Acuña. After a Twitter user pointed out Acuña’s doctoral thesis contained identical  Full Article »

Fresh violence on Peru’s campuses over university reform bill
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Fresh violence on Peru’s campuses over university reform bill

Groups of students occupying a Lima university campus fought with police and other interest groups to demand the interim dean’s resignation. A group of students took one of the Federico  Full Article »