Category: Politics

Four more out, four more in

On 13 January, President Martín Vizcarra swore in four new ministers. They are Fernando Castañeda (Justice), Susana Vilca (Energy and Mines), Carlos Lozada (Transport and Communications) and Martin Benavides (Education). They...

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Coalition takes shape in congress

Following the 26 January congressional elections, discussions have been taking place last week between the executive and members of Congress to conform a group of parties that will support the government’s agenda for political...

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APRA RIP?

It was perhaps not the most notable result of the congressional elections on 26 January, but historically the disappearance of APRA from a representative function is surely significant. The APRA list for Congress attracted the...

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Election produces polyglot Congress

The 26 January congressional elections will come as a relief to President MartÍn Vizcarra. Gone is the fujimorista super-majority that made it so hard to push through legislation to reform the judicial and political systems....

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Keiko Fujimori returns to jail

Following a ruling by Judge Víctor Zúñiga, Keiko Fujimori returned to the women’s jail in Chorillos on 29 January to serve a maximum 15-month incarceration while further investigations take place into the accusations of...

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Barata spills more beans

In evidence given to the Peruvian judicial enquiry into the operations of Odebrecht in Peru, Jorge Barata provides fresh insights into how the company went about the business of securing contracts during the government of...

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