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Congress and executive at war over pensions, again

Trench warfare between the government and the legislature over the future of Peru’s pension system persisted over the last week, with the executive producing proposals which it hopes will give rise to a compromise solution. The Congress will respond over the next few...

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Vizcarra tells congressional commission to ‘swing’

As a post-script to the row about pensions, and further heightening tensions with Congress, President Martín Vizcarra, on 4 September, refused an ‘invitation’ to go before Congress to answer questions relating to the case of Richard Swing. ‘Swing’, aka Ricardo...

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Racism rears its ugly head

Racist sentiments are never far from the surface in Peru, but last week saw them projected into the headlines. Prominent fujimorista and congresswoman, Martha Chávez, remarked that former prime minister Vicente Zeballos, recently appointed Peru’s ambassador to the...

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