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Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (left) and newly sworn-in Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra (right)
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Updated March 27, 2018 2698 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.
Medical marijuana finally legal in Peru
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Updated November 22, 2017 4512 0 1 0 0
The struggle and persistence of patients, their relatives and supporters eventually paid off. The Peruvian Congress finally recognized the medicinal properties of cannabis and made the medical and therapeutic usage of marijuana legal in Peru.
Does Peru changes its constitution to sentence child rapists to death?
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Updated October 31, 2017 5712 0 1 0 0
Violence against women and children is unfortunately a pervasive problem in Peru. So, for years every now and then there are demands for stiffer penalties for abusers and rapists; in case of child rapists even the death penalty is brought into play regularly.
Peru among the 51 countries which signed the new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons; photo: UN
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Updated September 22, 2017 4436 0 1 0 0
Peru was one of the first countries to sign the world’s first legally-binding treaty banning nuclear weapons. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted by 122 countries at the United Nations in July and opened for signature on September 20, 2017 on the margins of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
A draft bill regarding the use of medical marijuana was approved by the National Defense Commission of the Peruvian Congress; next step a plenary debate that could clear the way for the legal usage of cannabis oil in Peru
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Updated November 22, 2017 4030 0 1 0 0
For decades Peru fought a fierce war on all illegal drugs no matter how beneficial some substances might be in certain cases. But an incident at the beginning of this year lead to a rethinking of this position in some Peruvian politicians at least regarding the usage of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's new cabinet as of September 17, 2017; photo: Andina
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Updated September 18, 2017 6220 0 1 0 0
For weeks classes were suspended in Peru due to a controversial teacher’s strike. After long and intense negotiations teachers are back at work, students returned to school and the contentious education reform is back on track. Everything good? Nowhere near.
PPK travels to the US and Vatican City; photo: rpp
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Updated September 08, 2017 3677 0 1 0 0
Yesterday, Thursday September 7, Peruvian Congress gave President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski the permission to officially travel to the US and Vatican City from September 15 to 23, 2017.
Judge ordered 18 months of pre-trial detention for Peru’s former presidential couple Ollanta Humala and Nadine Heredia
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Updated July 15, 2017 2474 0 1 0 0
For over 2 years the former presidential couple Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia have been investigated for money laundering, bribery and corruption. On Thursday evening Judge Richard Concepcion, head of the First Preparatory Investigation Court, ordered 18 months pre-trial detention for the ex-president and his wife.
Alfredo Thorne, Peruvian Minister of Economy and Finance, resigned after losing a vote of confidence; photo: rpp
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Updated June 22, 2017 2129 0 1 0 0
  Alfredo Thorne, Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance and close confidant of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, resigned yesterday after losing a vote of no confidence in the opposition controlled congress.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski approval ratings increase by 10% to 45% due to positive perception of his emergency response efforts; photo: Presidencia
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Updated April 29, 2017 2733 0 5 0 0
After months of declining approval ratings managing the emergency response efforts in regard to the extreme rains, floods and landslides that hit the country for weeks have paid off for the Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his ministers.
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