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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 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’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The Peruvian Nationalist Party has withdrawn its candidates for the presidency and Congress to avoid losing its legal status as a political party.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: Fujimori and Guzman in virtual tie in hypothetical runoff
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: Fujimori and Guzman in virtual tie in hypothetical runoff

A recent poll shows Peru’s presidential candidate Julio Guzman would mount the greatest challenge to frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in a runoff vote. The Ipsos poll published in El Comercio on  Full Article »

Peru’s ruling party candidate to quit campaign
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s ruling party candidate to quit campaign

Peru’s former housing minister Milton von Hesse is going to end his presidential campaign in the latest sign of chaos in the Peruvian Nationalist Party. Sources inside the Nationalist Party  Full Article »

Popular Cabinet minister resigns before Peru’s 2016 elections
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Popular Cabinet minister resigns before Peru’s 2016 elections

Peru’s housing minister Milton von Hesse resigned his office on Sunday, one day before the deadline for public officials looking to run for President. Today marks the last day public  Full Article »

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial

A witness in the murder trial of Peru presidential candidate Daniel Urresti accused him of raping her twice after she witnessed the murder of Hugo Bustios. Isabel Rodriguez’s testimony implicated  Full Article »

Alan Garcia calls for Peru’s military to patrol streets
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Alan Garcia calls for Peru’s military to patrol streets

Presidential candidate Alan Garcia called for Peru’s military to patrol the streets yesterday in order to deter rising crime in Peru. Garcia announced his position yesterday after meeting with Cabinet chief  Full Article »

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 9, 2015 1 comment

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?

After citing a recent Ipsos poll which reported that crime is Peruvian voters’ top concern, a Peru Reports reader argued that corruption was a bigger problem. That reader may be right.  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 »