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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 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’s new government faces first corruption scandal
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new government faces first corruption scandal

A presidential adviser who tried to use his influence to plan lucrative contracts has shaken the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Carlos Moreno, former healthcare adviser to the president,  Full Article »

Peru govt prepares for fight with Congress over tax cut
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru govt prepares for fight with Congress over tax cut

Peru’s government will include a controversial cut to the national sales tax in its request for decree powers from the opposition-controlled Congress. Peru’s newspapers on Monday reported that President Pedro  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 »

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 »

Censured politician sues Peru’s congress for $775,000
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Censured politician sues Peru’s congress for $775,000

Expelled congresswoman Tula Benites has sued Peru’s congress for $775,000 for “psychological and personal injury,” loss of income and more. The former APRA congresswoman was suspended in 2007 and dismissed  Full Article »

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Opposition moves to impeach three Cabinet ministers in Peru

Partisan squabbling in Peru’s congress last night led to impeachment of three Cabinet ministers who were scheduled to report on the Las Bambas conflict. Opposition congressmen have submitted a motion  Full Article »

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary

A prosecutor is seeking four years in prison for Lima mayor Luis Castañeda for drawing extra compensation from the Lima state government. An addition to his regular salary as mayor  Full Article »