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Congress Censures Cabinet Chief — Kuczynski to Choose New Team

Congress Censures Cabinet Chief — Kuczynski to Choose New Team

Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala handed in his resignation today to President Kuczynski, following the vote of no confidence last night by the opposition majority in Congress.  Zavala’s 19 cabinet ministers have also resigned. The President now has 72 hours in which to choose a new president of the council of […]

by · September 15, 2017 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics
North Korean Ambassador Asked to Leave Peru

North Korean Ambassador Asked to Leave Peru

Peru has declared North Korea’s ambassador to Peru, Kim Hak-Chol, persona non grata and has  given the diplomat five days to leave the country. The Foreign Relations Ministry announced the decision today, saying Peru had adopted the measure in light of  “the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea has continuous and […]

by · September 11, 2017 · 0 comments · Politics
Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

“What we have in Venezuela is a dictatorship,” was the statement given by Peru’s Foreign Relations minister, Ricardo Luna, at the end of several hours of talks in Lima between government ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean. President Kuczynski had called for regional unity following the fraudulent results in […]

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were sent to prison on Friday afternoon, to serve an 18-month preventive imprisonment term while investigations continue into allegations of corruption and money laundering.  Investigations have been ongoing for at least two years and are likely to continue for at least […]