Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region
The political prisoner has spent the past two decades in complete isolation in a special penitentiary center on a Naval Base in Peru. Amid the spread of COVID-19 the incarcerated population is especially at risk
According to an exit poll, the far-right Popular Force party, led by the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, only won 20 out of the 130 seats
The court declared President Martín Vizcarra’s decision to dissolve the congress constitutionally valid and announced that parliamentary elections will be held on January 26
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the National Congress, then the legislators retaliated and voted to suspend him
In 2009, Fujimori was found guilty of killings, kidnappings and serious injuries perpetrated by his subordinates against dozens of people while he was head of state. He was granted a humanitarian pardon on December 24, 2017 and was released from prison.