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, 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.
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.
On Monday, March 6, 2017 the Supreme Decree 006-2017-RE was published in the official Peruvian gazette El Peruano which allows some Indian citizens to travel visa free to Peru for touristic and recreational as well as business related purposes.
For years Peru, one of the leading coca growers and among the top cocaine producers in the world, waged a fierce war on all drugs and illegal substances. It is all the more surprising that now there seems to be a rethinking, at least concerning cannabis.
For months the Brazilian company Odebrecht involved in a huge corruption scandal spanning throughout Latin America makes the daily headlines in Peru. But who is Odebrecht? What’s going on? And how does this affect Peru?
Renowned Latin America business magazine América Economía acknowledges in its annual ranking the Peruvian Minister of Economy and Finance, Alfredo Thorne, as the best minister of Latin America in his area.
The popularity of president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) continuous to decline. Less than half a year after taking office the approval ratings of the Peruvian Head of State dropped from over 70% to only 37,2% in January according to the newest survey from CPI, the Peruvian market research and opinion company, a minus of 9 points compared to December....
For years it has been common practice in Peru to straighten out minor traffic violations, all sorts of other offences or even more serious crimes with paying the police officer in charge either the right amount of money, presenting an appropriate gift or offering any other suitable benefit.
A recent survey conducted by El Comercio, Peru’s most influential daily newspaper, in collaboration with Ipsos, an independent leading marketing and research company, revealed which 10 Peruvian public figures are seen in a positive light and which 10 negatively.