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[l] at 7/9/20 7:22pm
President Martin Vizcarra yesterday announced the call for general elections to be held Sunday, April 11, 2021, when voters will elect a new president, 130 members of Congress, and 25 regional governors for a five-year term effective July 28, 2021.  The decree was published in the official gazette, El Peruano, […]

[Category: Politics, 2021 presidential elections, President Martin Vizcarra]

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:35pm
Growing tensions between the Executive and Congress came to a head on the weekend when the Congress, piqued at criticism from the President, rushed through a number of constitutional amendments that, if ratified, will seriously undermine governance and democratic rule. The congressional majority had already been trying President Vizcarra and […]

[Category: Politics, Congress of Peru, Parliamentary immunity, Political reforms]

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[l] at 7/7/20 11:54am
Justice Cesar Hinostroza, who fled to Spain in October 2018 to avoid arrest for several crimes, is to be returned to Peru sometime in the next several months, following the Spanish government’s decision today to approve Peru’s request for his extradition.   The delay is due to a decision pending in […]

[Category: Corruption, Feature, Law & Justice, Attorney General Zoraida Avalos, Cesar Hinostroza, White Collars of Callao]

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[l] at 5/28/20 5:55pm
By Shane Hunt* When the Ford Foundation opened its Lima offices in 1965, the first person it hired was Federico Herrera. Fredy was the principal driver for the office from that time until Ford closed it in 1992, moving to the comparative safety of Santiago de Chile. Somewhat later in […]

[Category: Op-Ed Contributors, Opinion, Shane Hunt]

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[l] at 5/28/20 5:32pm
By Diego de Soto ∼ After the last congressional elections, many Peruvians have resigned themselves to the idea that extreme polarization and political conflict will be an inevitable part of public life for a long time. And in fact, deep ideological divisions and the conflict which they engender seem to […]

[Category: Opinion, Diego de Soto]

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[l] at 3/10/20 9:18pm
The minister of Health, Elizabeth Hinostroza, confirmed Tuesday morning that 11 cases of the coronavirus  Covid-19, now known as SARS-CoV-2, have been confirmed — eight in Lima, one in Arequipa and two in Huanuco. According to Hinostroza, 346 people have been tested so far for the virus. The first patient, […]

[Category: Health Care, Wuhan coronavirus]

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[l] at 3/3/20 10:14pm
Five years after the first charges were made, nineteen community leaders in Cotabambas, in the Apurimac region in southern Peru, have been found not guilty of disturbances and serious property damage during protests against the Las Bambas copper mine project. The judge seeing the case, Andrés Aguilar, said there was […]

[Category: Law & Justice, Mining, Politics, CooperAccion, Las Bambas copper project, Minerals and Metals Group of China, United Nations rapporteur]

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[l] at 2/27/20 10:25am
A three-year-old boy died earlier this week of hemorrhagic dengue fever, in the regional hospital in Iquitos, in northeastern Peru.  The boy had been bitten by a mosquito in his village and was suffering from high temperatures and nose bleeding for six days before being taken to the Iquitos hospital. […]

[Category: Health Care, Dengue fever, Loreto, Madre de Dios, San Martin]

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[l] at 2/25/20 10:56am
The Ministry of Health has stepped up its precautionary health measures at Lima’s Jorge Chavez airport, following a statement by the World Health Organisation, WHO, that the coronavirus Covid-19 could become a pandemic.  The government has also assigned an emergency budget for laboratory work and patient care, through the national […]

[Category: Health Care, Coronavirus]

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[l] at 2/14/20 7:16am
President Vizcarra swore in four new cabinet ministers Thursday evening, the fourth cabinet shuffle since the President closed Congress five months ago, in September 2019.  There have been 32 changes of minister since Vizcarra took office in March 2018. The new cabinet members succeed the ministers of Justice and of […]

[Category: Feature, Politics, Corruption, Lava Jato, Odebrecht]

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[l] at 2/5/20 4:02pm
President Martin Vizcarra opened the doors this week to meetings with newly elected lawmakers, to set the tone for a good working relationship before they are sworn in to Congress next month. Vizcarra has set out a five-point agenda for the brief term these lawmakers will serve (16 months, until […]

[Category: Feature, Politics, Alianza para el Progreso, Congress, Frepap, Podemos, President Vizcarra, Union por el Peru]

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[l] at 1/29/20 9:30am
Keiko Fujimori will be returning to prison today to serve a 15-month pre-trial custody sentence, following a ruling yesterday in the court of organized crime and corruption.  Fujimori was held overnight at the small prison in the Palace of Justice and is likely to be sent to the women’s prison […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics, Campaign funding, Credicorp, Fuerza Popular, Grupo Gloria, Keiko Fujimori]

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[l] at 1/28/20 10:23am
The government deported 131 Venezuelans Monday night, returning them to Caracas on a private chartered flight. According to Interior minister Carlos Moran, the 41 women and 90 men had criminal records in Venezuela and were “certainly involved” in crimes that included drug trafficking, homicide and extortion. Police records also showed […]

[Category: Crime, Law & Justice, Safe Immigration Plan, Venezuelans]

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[l] at 1/27/20 8:10pm
Four people are being held in quarantine in the Dos de Mayo hospital, under observation for the Wuhan coronavirus.  The three Chinese citizens, who were in the city of Wuhan for at least two weeks before arriving in Lima, and their Peruvian interpreter, will remain in hospital for three days […]

[Category: Health Care, Wuhan coronavirus]

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[l] at 1/24/20 6:45pm
Authorities at Machu Picchu yesterday closed the Inca Trail network temporarily, following mud and rock slides caused by heavy rainfall at different sections of the trail within the historic sanctuary. Two days ago, a landslide trapped three people working with a travel agency near the Pacaymayo Alto camp area.  One […]

[Category: Travel/Tourism, Landslides, Machu Picchu]

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[l] at 1/23/20 11:12am
The proposal of a special police squad to focus on crimes committed by foreigners is raising criticism and the fear of increased xenophobia. Interior minister Carlos Moran made the announcement this week, namely as a solution to the increase in violent crimes involving Venezuelan immigrants.  The squad of detectives is […]

[Category: Crime, Feature, Law & Justice, Venezuelan immigration]

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[l] at 1/22/20 11:42am
The National Board of Justice swore in its seventh member this week, finally completing the requisite number to begin its work after stops and starts over several months. The Justice board is a new and improved version of the Magistrates Council, created by congressional approval last year as a result […]

[Category: Law & Justice, National Board of Justice, National Magistrates Council]

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[l] at 1/22/20 11:42am
The National Board of Justice swore in its seventh member this week, finally completing the requisite number to begin its work after stops and starts over several months. The Justice board is a new and improved version of the Magistrates Council, created by congressional approval last year as a result […]

[Category: Law & Justice, National Board of Justice, National Magistrates Council]

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[l] at 1/14/20 8:34pm
Ex-President Ollanta Humala’s wife, Nadine Heredia, has been banned from leaving the country for the next 12 months. The travel ban has also been slapped on three former cabinet ministers during the Humala administration (2011-2016), Jorge Merino, René Cornejo and Carlos Paredes. Justice Jorge Chavez said he considered Heredia and […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Nadine Heredia, Odebrecht, Ollanta Humala, South Peru Gas Pipeline]

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[l] at 1/13/20 9:18pm
Police arrested 124 people Sunday in a raid on a hotel near the beach resort of Punta Negra,  47 km south of Lima. The hotel, under surveillance before the raid, was allegedly being used an operations base for crimes committed in different parts of Lima, the police said.  Police seized […]

[Category: Crime, Law & Justice, immigration, Venezuelan refugees]

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[l] at 12/21/19 7:08pm
By Nicholas Asheshov — Like the rest of us I have been coming across the phrase “woman of color” describing, well, I’m not sure any more what I am supposed to call them. Black was replaced a couple of decades ago by African American. But this one is a Brazilian […]

[Category: Op-Ed Contributors, Opinion, Nicholas Asheshov]

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