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Exonerated, Keiko Fujimori to continue in Peru’s 2016 elections
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Exonerated, Keiko Fujimori to continue in Peru’s 2016 elections

Peru’s electoral authority has ruled that presidential frontrunner Keiko Fujimori would not be disqualified from 2016 elections for alleged vote buying. The JNE elections board ruled last week that Fujimori  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2016 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori’s VP barred from running for Peru’s Congress

A special elections board in Junin state has barred Vladimiro Huaroc, the second vice presidential candidate for Keiko Fujimori, from running for Congress for vote buying. Last week Canal N  Full Article »

Lima mayor criticized for design of coastal boardwalk
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 29, 2015 3 comments

Lima mayor criticized for design of coastal boardwalk

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda came under widespread criticism for several characteristics of the new boardwalk along the Costa Verde. While the project initially enjoyed support after being announced in October,  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s selection of her party’s congressional candidates threatens to alienate the base of her political support. Analysts believe that, in order to win the presidency in 2016  Full Article »

Peru’s congress poised to impeach justice minister
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s congress poised to impeach justice minister

A majority of Peru’s members of congress support the impeachment of justice minister Gustavo Adrianzen heading before next week’s vote. Opposition parties drafted impeachment documents against Adrianzen after corruption prosecutor  Full Article »

Humala’s ruling party loses congressional presidency
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Humala’s ruling party loses congressional presidency

Opposition congressman Luis Iberico was elected president of Peru’s congress to further undermine the last year in unpopular President Ollanta Humala’s term. The highest authority in the legislative branch, Peru’s  Full Article »

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima mayor faces embezzlement charge for drawing double salary

A prosecutor is seeking four years in prison for Lima mayor Luis Castañeda for drawing extra compensation from the Lima state government. An addition to his regular salary as mayor  Full Article »

Suspended congressman delays Yovera expulsion
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Suspended congressman delays Yovera expulsion

The vote to expel congressman Alejandro Yovera, which the opposition has demanded before debating presidential decree powers, was delayed by the appearance of a suspended congressman. Heriberto Benitez, a member of Luis  Full Article »

National Solidarity congressman investigated for ‘ghost employees’
Posted by Colin Post on May 19, 2015 Leave a comment

National Solidarity congressman investigated for ‘ghost employees’

Congressman Jose Luna is being investigated by the ethics committee for soliciting salaries for three consultants who did not work in congress. Jose Luna, a co-founder of Luis Castañeda’s National  Full Article »