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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 »

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government

Prosecutors have indicted an official in the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski just two weeks after a first corruption scandal was made public. Peru’s attorney general’s office has charged  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 »

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 changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru changes bankruptcy law in bid to save historic La Oroya smelter

Peru’s Congress has passed a bill that would extend the terms of liquidation for bankrupt companies in an effort o save the La Oroya smelter in Junin. The legislative session  Full Article »

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru’s presidential election
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 10, 2016 1 comment

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru’s presidential election

Peru’s elections authority announced on Thursday that Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had defeated Keiko Fujimori in the 2016 presidential election. National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) director Mariano Cucho announced in  Full Article »

Peru: Kuczynski’s lead is greater than total uncounted ballots
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 8, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Kuczynski’s lead is greater than total uncounted ballots

With over 99% of votes counted, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has maintained an insurmountable lead over Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s 2016 presidential election. With 99.8% of ballots counted, Kuczynski had won  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 »