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Peru’s ruling party in death throes as high-profile leaders resign
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 28, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s ruling party in death throes as high-profile leaders resign

The party of President Ollanta Humala and first lady Nadine Heredia is suffering an existential crisis of mass defections. Last week Daniel Urresti, the Peruvian Nationalist Party’s presidential candidate before  Full Article »

Peru: Veronika Mendoza tied to first lady’s scandal
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 21, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Veronika Mendoza tied to first lady’s scandal

A handwriting analysis has shown that left-wing presidential candidate Veronika Mendoza had written in the controversial notebooks of first lady Nadine Heredia. Handwriting analyst Andres Begazo compared the notes in one of  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The Peruvian Nationalist Party has withdrawn its candidates for the presidency and Congress to avoid losing its legal status as a political party.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 set to extradite FIFA executive to US
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 1 comment

Peru set to extradite FIFA executive to US

Police in Peru have detained former Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) chief Manuel Burga in anticipation of extraditing him to the United States. Burga was arrested Friday night at his home  Full Article »

Ruling party congressman suspended for 120 days
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Ruling party congressman suspended for 120 days

Peru’s Congress has suspended Nationalist Party congressman Daniel Abugattas for 120 days for broadcasting a closed parliamentary debate from his cell phone. In a closed session yesterday, Peru’s Congress debated  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 »

Peru: judge rejects appeal from Alberto Fujimori
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru: judge rejects appeal from Alberto Fujimori

An appeals judge in Peru rejected former President Alberto Fujimori’s request for habeas corpus to overrule his prison sentence of 25 years for murder. Fujimori filed his legal appeal in  Full Article »

Political posturing as Peru’s congress rejects changing oil license
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Political posturing as Peru’s congress rejects changing oil license

Peru’s congress rejected calls to rewrite a law which would allow state oil firm Petroperu to take over operations at the country’s largest oil block. Loreto politicians forced a debate  Full Article »

Partisan row breaks congressional quorum ahead of decree vote
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Partisan row breaks congressional quorum ahead of decree vote

Peru’s largest two political parties broke quorum by walking out of congress yesterday ahead of a key vote to give the government limited powers to rule by decree. The dispute  Full Article »