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Four ex Premiers Seek Congressional Backing of Premier Jara

Four ex Premiers Seek Congressional Backing of Premier Jara

Threats by opposition parties to refuse to approve the new Premier and Cabinet have led former U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and three other former Cabinet chiefs to sign a public letter calling for unity and harmony to defend the nation’s democratic system. President Humala’s new cabinet chief, […]

Lawmaker Calls for Probe of Drug Trafficking Influence  in Congress

Lawmaker Calls for Probe of Drug Trafficking Influence in Congress

Opposition politicians are calling for authorities to investigate the reach of drug trafficking in Peru’s Congress, after a former lawmaker was a arrested accused of being involved in the illicit activity. Congressman Javier Velasquez, cabinet chief during the latter part of ex-President Alan Garcia’s administration , said that “Thanks to President […]

Central Bank President Criticizes Congress for Backtracking on New Appointees

Central Bank President Criticizes Congress for Backtracking on New Appointees

Central Reserve Bank governor Julio Velarde lashed out at Congress’ decision to backtrack on its election of new Central Bank directors, calling it “unjust.” After almost a two-year delay, Congress elected three new Central Bank directors last week to join the monetary authority’s board, which includes a total of seven […]

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