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Peru investigates former President Humala for money laundering
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru investigates former President Humala for money laundering

Prosecutors in Peru have formally opened a money-laundering investigation into former President Ollanta Humala. The news that prosecutor German Juarez had officially included Humala in his investigation into the Peruvian  Full Article »

Peru declares martial law in two northern provinces
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru declares martial law in two northern provinces

Peru has declared martial law to fight organized crime in two provinces of Ancash state. The national government declared a 45-day state of emergency to dismantle gangs and combat rampant  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 »

Peru will not legalize abortion in cases of rape
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 25, 2015 1 comment

Peru will not legalize abortion in cases of rape

Peru’s constitutional commission in Congress rejected allowing a vote on a bill which would legalize abortion in cases of rape. Six committee members from the Popular Strength, Popular Christian Party  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 »

Government backtracks on minimum wage increase
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Government backtracks on minimum wage increase

Prime minister Pedro Cateriano announced that Peru would not increase the minimum wage before the end of President Ollanta Humala’s government next year. In February Fredy Otarola, who was labor  Full Article »

Nationwide march for minimum wage increase
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 9, 2015 1 comment

Nationwide march for minimum wage increase

Peru’s largest labor organization held a national protest today to demand a doubling of the minimum wage and to protest crime and corruption. The General Confederation of Peru’s Workers (CGTP) announced  Full Article »

Fredy Otarola assaulted by Lima taxi driver
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Fredy Otarola assaulted by Lima taxi driver

Former justice minister and Nationalist Party congressman Fredy Otarola was assaulted by a taxi driver in Lima last night. Having given his personal security guard the day off for Father’s  Full Article »

Congresswoman accused of hit-and-run
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Congresswoman accused of hit-and-run

An employee at Peru’s congress has accused congresswoman Julia Teves of hit-and-run with her car. In early April of this year the car of the Peruvian Nationalist Party spokeswoman, which was  Full Article »

Humala to request decree powers to address economy, crime
Posted by Colin Post on May 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Humala to request decree powers to address economy, crime

President Ollanta Humala will request congress for limited powers for his cabinet to rule by decree in enacting economic and law enforcement legislation. Prime minister Pedro Cateriano signaled the request  Full Article »