Post Tagged with: "Defensoria del Pueblo"

Congressional Leaders Agree to Void Election of Officials

Congressional leaders agreed on Monday to hold an extraordinary session to annul last week’s election of members to the country’s highest court, to the Defensoria del Pueblo, and the Central Bank. Congressional President Victor Isla, a lawmaker for President Ollanta Humala’s ruling Gana Peru party, said the session will be […]

by · July 23, 2013 · 0 comments · Politics

Peru Sees Slight Decrease in Social Conflicts, but Tensions Remain High

The number of social conflicts in Peru, often tied to environmental concerns, has declined slightly in June, but still remains high, according to a recent report from Peru’s ombudsman’s office. In June, there were 223 social conflicts in the Andean country, down from 247 in the same month last year, […]

Peru Court Cancels Military Draft Backed by President Humala

Peruvian authorities canceled a military draft scheduled for Wednesday after a court sided with a challenge from the country’s ombudsman. The government had planned to conscript 12,500 young men or women between 18 and 25 years old into the army. Authorities had argued the conscription was necessary in order to […]

Peru To Buy Anti-Riot Equipment For Social Conflicts

Peru’s government is to spend millions of dollars to buy non-lethal anti-riot equipment that will allow police to better control social conflicts without resulting in fatalities, according to Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza. The government will spend some 21 million soles ($8.0 million) on the anti-riot equipment, state news agency Andina […]