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Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 6, 2017 1 comment

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls

Protesters in Lima’s northern districts of Puente Piedra, Ancon and Santa Rosa destroyed toll booths and battled police over a proposed toll on the Panamericana Norte highway on Wednesday. Over 200  Full Article »

Tens of thousands march against Keiko Fujimori in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Tens of thousands march against Keiko Fujimori in Lima

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in Lima and other cities throughout Peru five days before 2016 elections. The annual demonstration was held on the  Full Article »

Peru’s ruling party withdraws from 2016 elections
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 14, 2016 3 comments

Peru’s ruling party withdraws from 2016 elections

The Peruvian Nationalist Party has withdrawn its candidates for the presidency and Congress to avoid losing its legal status as a political party. The party’s presidential candidate Daniel Urresti as  Full Article »

Peru’s presidential candidates select running mates
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s presidential candidates select running mates

All but one of Peru’s leading presidential candidates have selected their vice presidents for 2016 elections. Leading presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, has selected  Full Article »

Lima and Peru’s finance ministry in row over bus reform
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima and Peru’s finance ministry in row over bus reform

Peru’s finance ministry has declared some of Lima’s Blue Corridor contracts void for not obtaining its approval for sustainability. The finance ministry has dealt a blow to Lima’s public transit  Full Article »

Lima bus drivers strike against public transit changes
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima bus drivers strike against public transit changes

A strike by Callao bus companies against Lima’s Blue Corridor transportation reform brought traffic to a standstill in Callao yesterday. Over 150 bus companies representing a fleet of over 1,500  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori comments make waves among political base
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori comments make waves among political base

Peru’s leading presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, generated controversy within her party for comments she made at a conference in the United States. In a conference at Harvard University, Fujimori endorsed  Full Article »

Defiant first lady appears before corruption commission
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 16, 2015 1 comment

Defiant first lady appears before corruption commission

Peru’s first lady Nadine Heredia testified on Tuesday before a congressional commission investigating her links to alleged political racketeer Martin Belaunde. Upon arriving at congress flanked by Nationalist Party congressmen,  Full Article »

City of Lima criticized for banning users from its Facebook page
Posted by Colin Post on May 6, 2015 Leave a comment

City of Lima criticized for banning users from its Facebook page

Peru’s ombudsman in Lima has requested an explanation from Lima’s municipal government after increasing complaints from citizens blocked from the city’s Facebook page. Facebook page administrators can remove or ban  Full Article »

Castañeda’s first 100 days of controversy and gaffes
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Castañeda’s first 100 days of controversy and gaffes

Since assuming office in January, Lima mayor Luis Castañeda’s popularity has plummeted due to a series of controversies and public gaffes. After handily winning the mayoral election last October with  Full Article »