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Google picks Peruvian startup Latin Fintech for new accelerator program
Posted by Jess Rapp on Oct 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Google picks Peruvian startup Latin Fintech for new accelerator program

Google selects Latin Fintech, a Peruvian fintech startup, to be part of its new Campus Latam Exchange Founders program.

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 13, 2017 2 comments

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president

Odebrecht’s former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht has confirmed that his company paid $3 million in bribes to Peru’s former President Ollanta Humala in 2011. The former executive, who has been jailed  Full Article »

Peru to arrest former President Alejandro Toledo for corruption
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 3, 2017 2 comments

Peru to arrest former President Alejandro Toledo for corruption

Prosecutors in Peru will order the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo after discovering millions of dollars in what they say are bribes paid in exchange for steering public contracts.  Full Article »

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2016 1 comment

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe

A court in Peru has ordered former President Ollanta Humala to post a $15,000 bond and restricted some liberties pending an investigation into corruption charges. After hearing prosecutors’ arguments against  Full Article »

Peru’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s leftist party shows deft agility in policy reversals

Peru’s leftist party, Broad Front, demonstrates its ability to adapt and be unpredictable at a time when Peruvian sport needs a role model to look up to. Two policy reversals  Full Article »

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 15, 2016 1 comment

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals

Peru has emerged from group play with two shaky victories over Brazil and Haiti to advance to the elimination stage in the Copa America Centenario. After an unimpressive victory over  Full Article »

Odebrecht bows out of Peru’s Southern Gas Pipeline
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Odebrecht bows out of Peru’s Southern Gas Pipeline

Brazilian firm Odebrecht will sell off interests in public contracts in Peru as the company faces mounting losses and a criminal investigation in Brazil. Odebrecht says it sold its 55% stake in  Full Article »

Peru: Ollanta Humala implicated in Brazil’s Carwash scandal
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 23, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Ollanta Humala implicated in Brazil’s Carwash scandal

Police in Brazil have uncovered substantial evidence that Peru’s President Ollanta Humala received bribes from the Odebrecht construction firm. Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo has revealed that a report  Full Article »

Peru reports first confirmed case of Zika virus
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru reports first confirmed case of Zika virus

Peru’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of the Zika virus in a Venezuelan who entered the country by bus from Colombia. The 27-year-old from Venezuelan was staying in  Full Article »

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 25, 2016 1 comment

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus

The health director of Peru’s northern state of Tumbes has requested the national government declare a state of emergency to combat a possible outbreak of the Zika virus. Authorities are  Full Article »