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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 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 »

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 »

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s party wins majority in Peru’s Congress

Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Strength party won at least 55% of the seats in Peru’s Congress in the 2016 general elections. The last poll from Peru’s most consistent pollster, Ipsos, had  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s party poised to control Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 4, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s party poised to control Peru’s Congress

A recent poll showed Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Strength party will win 49% of the seats in Congress in Peru’s 2016 elections. The Ipsos poll taken last week and published on  Full Article »

Peru: Mendoza surges to tie Kuczynski for second place
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: Mendoza surges to tie Kuczynski for second place

A recent poll shows Peru’s Veronika Mendoza in a statistical tie with Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to qualify for a runoff against Keiko Fujimori. The Datum poll published today puts longtime frontrunner  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress

A special elections board in Junin state has barred Vladimiro Huaroc, the second vice presidential candidate for Keiko Fujimori, from running for Congress for vote buying. Last week Canal N  Full Article »

Peru: Who is liberal candidate Alfredo Barnechea?
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: Who is liberal candidate Alfredo Barnechea?

Popular Action presidential candidate Alfredo Barnechea has risen to third in opinion polls for 2016 elections. Alfredo Barnechea was born in Ica in 1952. He studied humanities at the Pontifical Catholic  Full Article »

Peru’s congress poised to impeach justice minister
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s congress poised to impeach justice minister

A majority of Peru’s members of congress support the impeachment of justice minister Gustavo Adrianzen heading before next week’s vote. Opposition parties drafted impeachment documents against Adrianzen after corruption prosecutor  Full Article »