Archive for December, 2011

Former Ombudsman Appointed as Peru Representative to OAS

Former Ombudsman Appointed as Peru Representative to OAS

Peru’s former ombudsman, Walter Alban, has been appointed to be the country’s permanent representative to the Washington D.C.-based Organization of the American States, OAS. Alban was Peru’s acting ombudsman, known as the Defensor del Pueblo, from 2000 to 2005, during the administration of ex-President Alejandro Toledo. He was succeeded by Beatriz […]

Former Deputy Justice Minister Sentenced for Corruption

Former Deputy Justice Minister Sentenced for Corruption

A former deputy minister of Justice, who served during ex-President Alan Garcia’s administration, has been sentenced to a five-year prison sentence for attempting to bribe a government official. In February, Gerardo Castro was arrested when he offered to pay $10,000 to Alejandro Rios, an advisor of Peru’s deputy fishing minister, in an […]

Keiko Fujimori May Seek Pardon for Father After Christmas – Report

Keiko Fujimori May Seek Pardon for Father After Christmas – Report

Ex-Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori said that her family will seek a humanitarian pardon for her father, former president Alberto Fujimori, after Christmas, daily El Comercio reported. Keiko Fujimori, who was a member of Congress until July 2011, said that the family and its lawyers are currently gathering the necessary documentation to make […]

Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Garcia Backs Humala’s Approach to Conga Protests

Ex-President Alan Garcia, in one of his first interviews since leaving office in July, told Radio Programas this week that he backs the government’s efforts to advance the Minas Conga gold and copper project. Garcia said that President Ollanta Humala’s cabinet chief, Oscar Valdes, was responsible and serious in seeking […]