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Updated May 26, 2020 758 0 1 0 0
On March 6, 2020 the first person (patient zero) in Peru - a 25-year old Latam Airlines employee who visited Spain, France and the Czech Republic in February - was tested positive for SARS-CoV2. With this Corona officially arrived in Peru. As was to be expected numbers of infected rose quickly over the past 10 days.
Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia kills himself ahead of arrest (CNN/BBC)
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Updated April 18, 2019 3650 0 1 0 0
Alan Garcia was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital building and were held back by a line of police officers. Alan Garcia was accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he vehemently denied.
Corruption Perception Index 2018 Transparency International
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Updated January 30, 2019 6182 0 1 0 0
Transparency International just recently published the 2018 Corruption Perception Index and even though efforts are made in Peru, the country failed to make any progress in the area and once again ended in the bottom half of the list.
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Updated December 30, 2018 1896 0 1 0 0
Yesterday Peruvians headed to the polls to vote in a constitutional referendum on political and judicial reforms proposed by President Martín Vizcarra and seen by most as measure to end corruption in the country and earn back the people’s trust in the state.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra (on the left) with his new Minister of Finance and Economy Carlos Oliva
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Updated October 09, 2018 3206 0 1 0 0
After just two months in office, Peruvian Minister of Finance and Economy, David Tuesta, resigned due to protests against the latest tax increases and discrepancies with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra.
Peru signed the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters; photo: OECD
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Updated May 29, 2018 4768 0 1 0 0
Secretary-General Angel Gurria of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Peruvian Finance and Economy Minister David Tuesta met yesterday in Paris during a festive ceremony where they signed two major OECD Convention: the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in...
Heads of State and Government inlcuding their delegations of 34 nations on the American continent are expected in Lima, Peru for the 8th Summit of the Americas
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Updated April 07, 2018 3983 0 1 0 0
On April 13 and 14, 2018 the 8th Summit of the Americas takes place in Lima, Peru under the central theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption”.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra with his new Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva and the newly sworn-in Ministers; photo: Presidencia de la República
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Updated June 12, 2018 6053 0 20 0 0
Just ten days after assuming office the new Peruvian Head of State and Government, Martin Vizcarra, swore in his cabinet of ministers on Monday afternoon.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra
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Updated March 27, 2018 5092 0 1 0 0
Martin Vizcarra, former First Vice President and Peruvian Ambassador to Canada, was sworn in as new Peruvian President after Congress accepted the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) who allegedly is involved in the Odebrecht corruption scandal. Vizcarra is set to finish PPK’s term in July 2021.
Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (left) and newly sworn-in Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra (right)
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Updated March 27, 2018 2471 0 1 0 0
After months of political crisis Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) handed in his resignation on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 avoiding a second impeachment vote against him which most probably would have resulted in his dismissal by the Peruvian Congress.
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