Martin Vizcarra - updates

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Peru vice president resigns, calls for elections to break deadlock

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:43 PM

'I have decided to resign irrevocably from the position of Second Constitutional Vice President of the Republic,' Mercedes Araoz writes on Twitter alongside a resignation letter

RESIGNING. In this file picture taken on January 23, 2019 Peruvian Vice-President Mercedes Araoz is pictured in Davos, Switzerland. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

Oct 01, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolves parliament and calls for fresh elections on Monday, prompting lawmakers to vote to suspend him

DISSOLUTION. Handout picture released by national news service Andina showing Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announcing the dissolution of the Congress on a televised message to the nation, in Lima, on September 30, 2019. Photo by Juan Pablo Azabache/ANDINA/AFP

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

Apr 18, 2019 - 12:23 AM

'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra

ALAN GARCIA. Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on April 17, 2019 after shooting himself at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation. File photo by CrisBouroncle/AFP

Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Apr 14, 2019 - 12:11 PM

'Paraguay is a leader in defending democracy and calling Maduro as he is, a tyrant who has ruined his country," says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

PRESSURE ON MADURO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offers a press conference after holding a meeting with Peru's President Martin Vizcarra at the Governement Palace in Lima on April 13, 2019. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Peru president vetoes law that could have freed ex-leader Fujimori

Oct 23, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peru President Martin Vizcarra tells journalists that before such a law could be passed, it would need to be 'debated in depth to avoid' benefiting 'incarcerated people who are a danger to society'

MARTIN VIZCARRA. Image by Galería del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores from Wikipedia.

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

Oct 05, 2018 - 1:09 PM

'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori

ALBERTO FUJIMORI. This file photo shows Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori waving to supporters as he is wheeled out of the Centenario Clinic in Lima on January 04, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP