Corruption

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 […]

Odebrecht Pulls Out As Majority Partner in Peru Pipeline Project

Troubled Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht pulled out as the majority partner in the Southern Peruvian Gas Pipeline amid a major corruption probe that has brought down its former chief executive. Odebrecht Latinvest, a unit of the Brazilian firm, said that it decided to withdraw from its majority role in order […]

Keiko Fujimori Recognizes Crimes in Father’s Administration

Keiko Fujimori Recognizes Crimes in Father’s Administration

Leading presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori said she recognized that corruption and other crimes were committed during her father’s administration in the 1990s. The comments, reported by Peru’s local media, is seen as an attempt by Fujimori to distance herself from the presidency of her father, Alberto Fujimori, in the run […]

Former Justice Minister’s Appeal Granted in Influence Peddling Case

Former Justice Minister’s Appeal Granted in Influence Peddling Case

Aurelio Pastor, minister of Justice during the Garcia administration, was released Monday from the Piedras Gordas II prison in Ancon, in north Lima, after the Supreme Court accepted his appeal to annul his conviction of influence peddling. Pastor served six months of a four-year sentence. “They have been months of an […]