Category: Peru

Crisis in Peru’s legal system deepens

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   PERU: The head of Peru’s judicial branch, Judge Duberlí Rodríguez, resigned yesterday in the wake of the corruption scandal that began almost two weeks ago […] Read More >

High court in Peru rejects ex-President Toledo’s attempt to stop extradition request

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA PERU: A high court rejected a petition by former president Alejandro Toledo to declare invalid a request to the United States for his extradition. Toledo has […] Read More >

Subdued Summit of the Americas focused on anti-corruption measures

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA   The Summit of the Americas, where the heads of states of the Organization of American States, or OAS, come together every three years, was held […] Read More >

Peruvian lawmakers debate whether to impeach president or accept resignation

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Lawmakers in Peru began to debate yesterday whether to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s resignation or to go ahead with his impeachment. Meanwhile, federal prosecutors requested […] Read More >

Embattled Peruvian president steps down over vote-buying scandal

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA 
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned yesterday amid corruption accusations. On Tuesday, footage had been leaked by right-wing opposition party Popular Force allegedly showing Kuczynzki’s allies […] Read More >

Court says Alberto Fujimori could face new trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori could be tried again, a court decided on Monday. This news comes after current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted him on […] Read More >

Fujimori Wins First Round of Peruvian Presidential Elections, Will Face Runoff in June

Top Story — The center-right candidate Keiko Fujimori won the first round of presidential elections in Peru on Sunday, during a weekend rocked by political violence that left three people […] Read More >

Andean Leaders Face Corruption Probes

Top Story — The presidents of Peru and Bolivia have both been associated with large-scale corruption investigations in recent days. A Brazilian federal police report from Feb. 5 asserts that […] Read More >

Peru Will Probe Military Collusion With Traffickers After Damning Report

Top Story — Peruvian authorities on Wednesday announced they will investigate corruption in the armed forces following an investigation by The Associated Press detailing the near impunity with which illegal flights […] Read More >

Peru Declares State of Emergency Over Anti-Mining Protest Deaths

Top Story — The Peruvian government on Tuesday called a 30-day state of emergency following a clash between anti-mining protesters and police that left four people dead and 22 injured. […] Read More >