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Popular Force politicians suspected of money laundering barred from leaving Peru
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on Mar 19, 2018 Leave a comment

Popular Force politicians suspected of money laundering barred from leaving Peru

A trio of Popular Force politicians tied to the Odebrecht scandal will not be leaving the country anytime soon, per a Peruvian Judicial Branch ruling Sunday that has barred them  Full Article »

Opinion: Peru’s new impeachment effort is must-see entertainment
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 2, 2018 Leave a comment

Opinion: Peru’s new impeachment effort is must-see entertainment

The new effort to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offers a high-stakes spectacle of Machiavellian struggles in the vein of Game of Thrones or 48 Laws of Power. Kuczynski is  Full Article »

Former president Alberto Fujimori seen leaving hospital a free man following controversial pardon
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Jan 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Former president Alberto Fujimori seen leaving hospital a free man following controversial pardon

Former president Alberto Fujimori has now left hospital following a presidential pardon which has been met with angry protests.

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’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 10, 2017 1 comment

Peru’s Congress moves to repeal hate-crime legislation

Peru’s Congress last week took the first step to repeal language which makes violence against gays and transsexuals a hate crime. The congressional constitutional commission, controlled by the Popular Force party of  Full Article »

Peru’s Congress sacks respected education minister
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s Congress sacks respected education minister

Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress voted to impeach education minister Jaime Saavedra on Thursday. With 78 votes in favor, the Popular Force party controlled by Keiko Fujimori voted to censure the education  Full Article »

Peru’s opposition party to impeach Cabinet minister
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s opposition party to impeach Cabinet minister

The Popular Force party which controls Congress has signaled that it will vote to sack President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s education minister Jaime Saavedra. The party led by Keiko Fujimori, Kuczynski’s  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 »

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2016 1 comment

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe

A court in Peru has ordered former President Ollanta Humala to post a $15,000 bond and restricted some liberties pending an investigation into corruption charges. After hearing prosecutors’ arguments against  Full Article »

Peru government to battle opposition over sales-tax reform
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru government to battle opposition over sales-tax reform

Peru’s government has signaled that it will reject a law from the opposition-controlled Congress to ease terms of tax payment for small and medium-sized businesses. Congress on Thursday unanimously passed  Full Article »