Corruption

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 […]

Drug Trafficking Analyst Briefly Detained

Drug Trafficking Analyst Briefly Detained

Sociologist Jaime Antezana, a recognized analyst of terrorism and drug trafficking, was released this week after two days in police custody, related to a libel complaint filed against him two years ago. Antezana is being sued by the former governor of Huanuco, Luis Picon, after Antezana told Caretas magazine in […]