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  • Saturday, September 23rd 2023 - 09:36 UTC

    New legislation decriminalizes self-defense in Peru

    The initiative was mooted by Congresswoman Patricia Chirinos of the rightwing party Avanza País

    Peru's one-house Congress has allowed the use of lethal force in case of “imminent danger” in a move to protect the citizenry. President Dina Boluarte has signed the bill into law, it was reported in Lima.

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  • Monday, September 18th 2023 - 09:53 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte's gov't targets freedom of the press

    Boluarte's government has downplayed rumors that it might be trying to wage a Bukele-style war on crime

    Journalist guilds in Peru have expressed their concern about restrictions on freedom the government of President Dina Boluarte is planning to exert through changes to the Penal Code to hold demonstrators and reporters criminally accountable, it was reported in Lima.

  • Tuesday, August 8th 2023 - 10:10 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte feared fleeing during Amazon Summit

    It is Boluarte's first trip abroad as President

    Peruvian Congresswoman Margot Palacios said she feared President Dina Boluarte might try to flee the country during her participation in the Amazon summit in the Brazilian city of Belém, it was reported in Lima on Monday. Boluarte left the country for the first time as President to attend the event.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Pacific Alliance: Peru takes over pro tempore presidency

    Since its beginnings in 2011, the Pacific Alliance constituted “an integration mechanism that was pragmatic, free of politicization,” Gervasi said

    During a ceremony held Tuesday in Santiago, Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi received the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance from her Chilean counterpart Alberto van Klaveren, thus bringing to an end the controversy sparked when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) refused to acknowledge Dina Boluarte as the legitimate head of state following Pedro Castillo Terrones' impeachment on Dec. 7 last.

  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 10:33 UTC

    Peru celebrates Independence Day with a new round of violent protests

    “Peru needs to face — with more strength and efficiency — delinquency and crime,” said president Boluarte

    Last Friday, Peru's Independence Day, President Dina Boluarte called for a “great national reconciliation” in the wake of fresh outbursts of violent protests. In her state of the Nation speech before congress, the president also appealed for legislative powers to be extended to the executive branch for 120 days, in an effort to curtail crime and violence among other issues.

  • Friday, July 28th 2023 - 10:28 UTC

    Amnesty International concerned over human rights violations in Peru

    Boluarte's Government has not recognized its responsibility nor apologized to the families of the victims, AI noted

    Amnesty International (AI) Thursday conveyed its concern to Peruvian President Dina Boluarte regarding human rights violations in the South American country ahead of its July 28 Independence Day celebrations.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2023 - 10:30 UTC

    Peru: Six arrested in third Lima Takeover demonstration

    The demonstrators want Boluarte's resignation and fresh elections

    At least six people have been arrested and eight others were injured Wednesday during the third “Lima Takeover” demonstration seeking President Dina Boluarte's resignation, the release from prison of former President Pedro Castillo Terrones, a constitutional reform, and the holding of fresh elections.

  • Friday, July 14th 2023 - 10:38 UTC

    State of emergency extended in Peru

    The Third Takeover of Lima between July 19 and 28 will again seek President Dina Boluarte's resignation

    Peruvian authorities extended for another 30 days the state of emergency, ahead of new protests to be staged between July 19 and 28 to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, the closing of Congress, early elections, and the call for a constituent assembly, it was reported in Lima.

  • Tuesday, July 11th 2023 - 08:12 UTC

    Peruvian president involved in plagiarism scandal

    Boluarte co-authored the book in question with six other people (Pic Infobae)

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte Has been accused of having plagiarized a book she included as her own work in her resume in 2007 when applying for a job in the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status, it was reported in Lima.

  • Friday, June 30th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    Bill allowing Peru's president to leave the country and stay in charge signed into law

    Boluarte needs to exercise “presidential diplomacy” abroad

    Peru's one-house Congress passed a bill whereby President Dina Boluarte will be able to leave the country and continue to exercise the presidency remotely, it was reported in Lima Thursday. Boluarte was the only South American leader to miss out on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Summit last month.