Politics

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

When former President Alberto Fujimori was granted his controversial pardon on Christmas Eve last year, one of the questions was whether this would exclude him from any pending investigation or trial. This week in a unanimous vote, the National Criminal Court ruled that the pardon did not include exemption from […]

U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Peru: Venezuela on the Agenda

U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Peru: Venezuela on the Agenda

Venezuela’s political crisis was the main theme of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Lima this week, looking towards the Americas Summit to be held in Lima in April. The Americas Summit brings together the heads of state of the 35 nations in the hemisphere to discuss common […]

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

The arrest of a man who has confessed to raping and killing an 11-year-old girl, and burning her remains, has revived the call among some members of Congress to reinstate the death penalty. Under the 1979 Constitution, the death penalty was abolished except for crimes of treason during times of […]

Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and potato farmers reached an agreement on several demands late Wednesday evening, following a “fruitful dialogue.” The announcement was made by President Kuczynski, a first success achieved by his new Agriculture minister, Jose Arista, and welcome news to the President who has faced two weeks of heavy […]