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Congress Aims to Decide on Ombudsman Head on Tuesday

Peru’s legislators hope to decide Tuesday who they will choose to lead the country’s national ombudsman’s office, the Defensoria del Pueblo, according to Congressman Michael Urtecho. The appointment of the Defensor del Pueblo is long overdue, as lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement on whom to appoint. Other pending appointments by […]

Hundreds Pay Respects at Javier Diez-Canseco’s Funeral

Hundreds Pay Respects at Javier Diez-Canseco’s Funeral

The flag flew at half staff yesterday at the Congress building in downtown Lima as hundreds of people followed the funeral of Javier Diez-Canseco, 65, an iconic socialist leader elected seven times to Congress and whose life has been eulogized this week by leaders from across the political spectrum. Born […]

Peru Constitutional Court Justice Resigns to Press Congress to Name Successor

Peru Constitutional Court Justice Resigns to Press Congress to Name Successor

The process of some 4,300 cases being heard by Peru’s Constitutional Court will be affected by the resignation of one of the justices, according to the head of the court, Oscar Urviola. On Monday, the Constitutional Court decided to declare the vacancy of the post from which Justice Ricardo Beaumont has resigned, […]

Lawmakers Resign From Official Party Amid Mine Protests

Three lawmakers from President Ollanta Humala’s ruling Gana Peru party resigned on Monday over the government’s handling of protests against a copper mine in southern Peru. Prominent legislators Rosa Mavila and Javier Diez-Canseco, a key figure in left-wing politics, resigned, and  in a letter addressed to Humala, said the government […]