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New revelations in the Odebrecht scandal: Was PPK involved?
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 15, 2017 Leave a comment

New revelations in the Odebrecht scandal: Was PPK involved?

Marcelo Odebrecht’s questioning by Peruvian prosecutors last week in Curitiba confirmed the financing of Keiko Fujimori’s campaign in 2011. However, the latest sources have revealed that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski  Full Article »

Peru’s president opposes early release for Alberto Fujimori
Posted by Erin Anderson on May 15, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s president opposes early release for Alberto Fujimori

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski this week dismissed the possibility of a humanitarian pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori. Kuczynski’s statement comes in the wake of debates about whether to  Full Article »

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017 1 comment

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Tensions rise over Peru’s position against Venezuela government
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 1, 2017 5 comments

Tensions rise over Peru’s position against Venezuela government

Relations between Peru and Venezuela have further deteriorated after Venezuela’s supreme court shuttered the legislature in what critics called a “coup.” The Peruvian ambassador to Caracas was recalled in an escalation  Full Article »

Peru president’s approval drops in wake of floods
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 20, 2017 1 comment

Peru president’s approval drops in wake of floods

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s approval rating plummeted to 32% following weeks of nationwide flooding which left 75 dead and over 100,000 victims. An Ipsos poll showed Kuczynski’s approval rating fell  Full Article »

Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games

More officials in Peru have joined calls to cancel the 2019’s Pan American Games in Lima in order to use hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for sports facilities on relief efforts instead.  Full Article »

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 14, 2017 1 comment

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games

Devastation caused by heavy flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura has led to mayoral condemnation over failing investments in disaster prevention. Heavy rains brought on by extreme weather caused the  Full Article »

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 31, 2017 1 comment

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport

Residents in Peru’s southern state of Cusco have threatened protests which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government’s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru’s government under  Full Article »

Peru’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy

The construction of Peru’s $7-billion Southern Gas Pipeline could be stalled indefinitely if Odebrecht cannot sell its majority stake in the project in the next month. If the consortium licensed  Full Article »

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has accepted the resignation of defense minister Mariano Gonzalez after a news program revealed his affair with an aide. Last Sunday investigative news program Panorama  Full Article »