Law & Justice

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

On Thursday evening, the Fujimorista majority in Congress voted to repeal an article in the 2016 Budget Act, to allow regional and local governments to amend or reassign their budgets. However, the Congress has overstepped its constitutional powers by voting on this law, according to Finance minister Alfredo Thorne. Article […]

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias — Four months after her appointment as FIFA’s new secretary general, Senegalese Fatma Samoura – the organization’s first woman and first African in that position – faces many challenges to reform the image of the international football body. After investigations by US and Swiss authorities into corruption […]

Montesinos Guilty of Disappearances in “Basement” Case

Montesinos Guilty of Disappearances in “Basement” Case

Vladimiro Montesinos, spy chief and closest advisor to Alberto Fujimori in the 1990s, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the forced disappearance in 1993 of two students and a retired university professor.   Also sentenced to 22 years is the former commander in chief of the armed forces, […]

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Sunday for treatment of low blood pressure and an intense pain in his shoulder.  Preliminary tests on Monday at the private Japanese-Peruvian Clinic showed that he is suffering from hemorrhagic gastritis. Fujimori’s primary doctor, congressman and former Health minister Alejandro Aguinaga, said more tests […]