Lima

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 […]

Criticism Builds on Congressional Choice of Central Bank Directors

The left-wing Frente Amplio party in Congress has presented a motion to annul the election by Congress last week of three members to the Central Reserve Bank’s board of governors. At the same time, student leaders from the private Pacifico and Ruiz de Montoya universities and the state university of […]

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, […]

March Against Keiko Fujimori Draws Thousands

March Against Keiko Fujimori Draws Thousands

Thousands of people joined a march in downtown Lima yesterday to protest Keiko Fujimori’s presidential candidacy, carrying banners and hand-made posters and chanting Keiko No Va. The La Republica daily said 70,000 people joined the march between Plaza San Martin and Plaza Dos de Mayo, while Exitosa reported 30,000. But […]