Peru politics - updates

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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

Peru court orders Fujimori detention in graft probe

Nov 01, 2018 - 8:22 AM

Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign

KEIKO FUJIMORI. In this file photo, Peruvian opposition party Fuerza Popular (Popular Force) leader Keiko Fujimori (R) and her husband Mark Vito leave after the hearing to decide whether or not she will be placed in preventive detention was postponed, in Lima on October 21, 2018. File photo by Luka Gonzales/AFP

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

Oct 11, 2018 - 11:47 AM

The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011

ARRESTED. Handout picture distributed by Peruvian Judiciary showing Keiko Fujimori, opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, being escorted by police officers in a Judiciary office, in Lima, following her arrest on October 10, 2018, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. AFP PHOTO / PERUVIAN JUDICIARY-JUAN CARLOS VIVAS

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

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori's pardon, orders arrest

Oct 04, 2018 - 2:12 PM

The Supreme Court has 'issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment'

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:33 AM

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the first president to lose his job over the scandal in which the Brazilian company admitted paying out millions of dollars in bribes and gifts to Latin American politicians and businessmen to secure public works contracts

NEW CHAPTER? A handout picture distributed by the Peruvian Presidency shows President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appearing in Lima on a televised message to the Nation on December 14, 2017. Handout photo from Peruvian Presidency/AFP

Pope urges end to violence against women

Jan 21, 2018 - 8:59 AM

'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'

POPE IN PERU. Pope Francis waves to the crowd inside the Cathedral of Trujillo during his visit to the Peruvian city of Trujillo, on January 20, 2018. Vincenzo Pinto/Pool/AFP

Thousands call for Peru leader to step down over Fujimori pardon

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Relatives of those killed under Alberto Fujimori's rule – all dressed in black – lead the cortege for the rally in central Lima, under the watchful eye of police

PROTEST. Demonstrators march during a protest against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former President Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, on January 11, 2018. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

Dec 26, 2017 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) 'Out, out PPK! Out, out PPK!' angry demonstrators chant in reference to the president, who had promised during his electoral campaign the previous year that he would not free Fujimori

INDIGNANT. Peruvians protest against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's humanitarian pardon to Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori in Lima. AFP photo

Peru's ailing ex-president Fujimori pardoned

Dec 25, 2017 - 3:02 PM

'The president of the republic... has decided to grant a humanitarian pardon to Mr Alberto Fujimori and 7 other people in similar condition,' the presidency says in a statement

PARDONED. This file picture taken on January 8, 2015 shows Peru's former President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori waving upon arrival for the reading of the verdict on charges of embezzling state funds and using them to manipulate the media, at a police base in Lima. File photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Peru ex-president Fujimori's embezzlement sentence overturned

Aug 17, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The decision will not alter the 25 year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity

In this file photo, former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori attends his trial in Lima, Peru, December 29, 2014. Paolo Aguilar/EPA

Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:11 AM

Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru s president seeking to kick start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo finish election

MR PRESIDENT. Peruvian President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski participates in a meeting with the foreign press in Lima, on July 26, 2016. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Keiko Fujimori headed for runoff in Peru vote

Apr 11, 2016 - 7:58 AM

UPDATED Keiko Fujimori daughter of an ex president jailed for crimes against humanity topped the first round vote

LEADING. Peruvian presidential candidate of Fuerza Popular party Keiko Fujimori greets her supporters after casting her vote in a polling station, in Lima, Peru, April 10, 2016. Ernesto Arias/EPA

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

Apr 01, 2015 - 3:47 PM

With one year to go in his term Ollanta Humala now faces his worst crisis since taking office in 2011 – he has 72 hours to find his seventh prime minister in 4 years

IN TROUBLE. A file picture dated on 03 March 2015 shows Peruvian President of Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) Ana Jara (L) next to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala (R) during a meeting called by government with representatives of 16 national political parties, at Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Ernesto Arias/EPA