Peru
Aníbal Torres resigns Peru Peruvian Prime Minister Aníbal Torres resigns

Torres resigned from his position on August 3 citing personal reasons. During his tenure, Torres assumed a strong position in defense of the Pedro Castillo government in the face of countless attacks from the right-wing opposition sectors

Peruvian President in eye of another political storm

The Prosecutor’s office has opened a new investigation against President Pedro Castillo. At the same time, the far-right opposition has announced the presentation of a bill seeking reduction of votes necessary for presidential vacancy

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo leaves Free Peru party

“The decision obeys my responsibility as president of 33 million Peruvians,” the head of state said in a letter

Peru President Pedro Castillo Peruvian President proposes to eliminate immunity for state officials

President Pedro Castillo has announced that he would soon present a bill to eliminate immunity for all high-ranking state officials in order to promote transparency

Congress of Peru Progressive leaders support President Castillo’s bid to change constitution

Members of the ruling left-wing Free Peru (PL) party and its allies have fiercely condemned the shelving of the bill and vowed to continue fighting for an inclusive constitution

Inter-American Court of Human Rights condemns pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) considered that the Constitutional Court’s decision to reinstate a controversial presidential pardon granted to former dictator Alberto Fujimori in 2017, failed to give adequate weight to the right to justice of Fujimori’s victims

Peruvian President Castillo backed into a corner amid fuel-hike protests

Castillo is facing criticism from left and right sectors and even went back on imposing a curfew in response to the truckers’ strike

Once again, right wing fails to impeach Peruvian President Pedro Castillo

The vacancy motion presented by the opposition party Popular Renewal against leftist President Pedro Castillo failed to gain the votes necessary to oust him

Protests erupt in Peru against the pardon of Fujimori

Fujimori’s dictatorship in the 1990s was marked by grave human rights violations as well as corruption including crimes of aggravated kidnapping, forced disappearance and murder of thousands of leftist guerillas especially of the Shining Path.

Outrage in Peru following Court’s decision to release former dictator Alberto Fujimori

83-year-old Alberto Fujimori has been serving a 25-year prison sentence since 2009 for crimes against humanity and corruption committed during his regime

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo rejects latest attacks from opposition

The opposition-controlled Peruvian Congress approved the admission of a vacancy motion against leftist president Pedro Castillo, accusing him of alleged corruption

Peruvian fishermen protest agreement with Repsol on oil spill

Fishermen are dissatisfied with the agreement signed between the national government and the Repsol company on an initial compensation of 3,000 soles to affected fishermen and fish merchants. They say that they lose more than 5,000 soles a month due to the disastrous oil spill