News & Analysis

Anaemia figures, better but well short of the target

The health ministry last week announced that 46,000 children under three were no longer suffering from anaemia, a 3.4% drop on the previous year’s estimated figures. But still four out of ten children (40.1% of the total) still suffer from this debilitating condition...

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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 and judicial reforms. A group of parties...

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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 votes of no more than 2.7% of voters,...

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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. Instead is a pot pourri of parties none of...

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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 corruption, money laundering and the obstruction...

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Cuzco court clears human rights defenders

A court ruling in Cuzco has cleared human rights defenders of charges against them dating from 2011. Although the case will be appealed, the judgement was clear-cut in the language it used. Back in December 2011, a protest was launched in Chumbivilcas in Cuzco region...

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