Peru's State Attorney has announced conservative presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori is to be investigated for allegedly disturbing the electoral process through the filing of 760 requests for annulment of different polling stations after June 6's presidential runoff.
Peru's President Francisco Sagasti has ordered the Minister of Defense to investigate the sending of a letter by retired military officers which may imply a breach “to the constitutional order.”
The government of Peru Thursday decided to extend the current state of emergency, which has been in force since March 2020, for yet another month to bring down the number of covid-19 infections, it was announced. Current restrictions were to end on May 31.
An overwhelming majority of Peru's Parliament Thursday voted in plenum against a motion seeking to oust President Francisco Sagasti.
Peruvian interim president announced Monday night that 487 officials took part in the so-called vacunagate by taking advantage of their privileged positions to secretly receive early inoculations of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that the government then bought for doctors and other health workers battling the pandemic. The list includes the former ministers of foreign affairs and health and the former president.
Protests by farmworkers demanding better wages in Peru raged on for a fourth day on Thursday, spreading north into key agricultural areas of the Andean nation, derailing harvests of some crops, snarling transport of produce and leaving at least one dead.
The Peruvian government enacted a law that allows citizens a second withdrawal of funds from the private pension system in order to ease the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the official newspaper El Peruano.
Peru’s interim president appointed veteran economist Waldo Mendoza as his finance minister in a bid to shore up investor confidence shaken by political turmoil. Interim President Francisco Sagasti swore in most of his 19-member ministerial team on Wednesday after becoming the country’s third leader in little more than a week.