Peruvian former Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua has been appointed again for the job to replace Héctor Béjar, who resigned earlier this week after just 19 days in office.
Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori has said that she would pardon her jailed father, former president Alberto Fujimori, if she wins April's general election. The 82-year-old Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity and corruption.
Peru’s interim president resigned on Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader.
Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized on Monday in Lima after suffering neurological and lung problems, his family doctor revealed. Fujimori, 81, is serving a 25-year jail sentence for ordering two massacres by death squads in 1991 and 1992.
Peruvian prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for former lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on charges of attempting to buy votes in a plot to keep ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from being impeached. Prosecutor Bersabeth Revilla accused the son of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori of bribery and influence-peddling.
Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who was released from prison on Friday, grew up during her father Alberto Fujimori's deeply divisive reign as president from 1990 to 2000. Keiko, now 44, sided with her father when her mother Susana Higuchi accused Alberto's men of torturing her and divorced him in 1994. Keiko Fujimori took over first lady duties at the age of just 19.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office in December promising to reduce public spending to free up more resources for the poor. But his austerity drive has left media outlets reeling, and raised questions about whether Lopez Obrador is trying to influence coverage.
Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori has been taken to hospital again with heart problems, his doctor announced on Monday. Alejandro Aguinaga said the 81-year-old former president was taken to Lima's Centenario clinic on Saturday night “with cardiac problems.”
Former Peruvian first daughter Keiko Fujimori was ordered back to jail Wednesday in a case that has captured attention in a country reeling from a series of corruption scandals reaching into the highest echelons of power.
A week after the justice annulled the pardon to her father, the former president Alberto Fujimori, after a request of the Peru's Attorney of Wash of Assets, the powerful leader of the Popular Force party, Keiko Fujimori, was arrested in Lima on Wednesday after going to a court to be questioned with her husband. The arrest occurred amid an investigation for alleged irregular handling of funds of the party's campaign for 2011 presidential elections.