Corruption

Peru Files Extradition Request in U.S. for Ex-President Alejandro Toledo

Peru Files Extradition Request in U.S. for Ex-President Alejandro Toledo

Sixteen years after leading a 200,000-strong protest march against corruption and electoral fraud, former President Alejandro Toledo now faces an order for his own arrest. There is also a price on his head — $100,000 for information leading to his arrest. During his presidency, Toledo allegedly received $20 million in […]

Fujimoristas Move to Censure Education Minister Saavedra

Fujimoristas Move to Censure Education Minister Saavedra

Close to 12 hours of questions and debate in Congress ended at 10:30pm last night when Education minister Jaime Saavedra gave his final answers and closing statement.  The minister had been called to answer 18 specific questions, but despite his detailed responses the majority opposition was only going through the motions […]

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

The Presidential Pardons Commission met this Monday to begin evaluating a request filed on Friday July 22 by ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Also on Friday, hundreds of supporters were bussed into the Plaza San Martin for a rally and march […]

Callao: State of Emergency Extended 60 Days to Fight Crime

The government has extended the state of emergency in the port city of Callao for a further 60 days, in an effort to permit broader police action to reduce delinquency and violent crime. The measure — which Interior minister José Luis Pérez Guadalupe said was to prevent possible gang wars […]