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Tag: Pedro Castillo

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    IACHR speaks of extrajudicial executions and a massacre in Peru

    President Dina Boluarte insisted on denying any responsibility for the deaths of the demonstrators

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a report this week mentioning extrajudicial executions in Peru and using the word “massacre” in reference to police repression against demonstrators following the impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    Toledo taken to Barbadillo prison in Lima

    Prosecutors are requesting Toledo, 77, be sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison

    Alejandro Toledo is already sharing the Barbadillo Prison facilities with fellow former Peruvian Presidents Alberto Fujimori and Pedro Castillo after his extradition from the United States was completed Sunday. He is to stand trial for allegedly receiving bribes worth US$ 35 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

  • Tuesday, April 18th 2023 - 09:05 UTC

    Peru: Castillo's arrest not arbitrary, court rules

    Castillo was arrested before being removed from office so he still had immunity, his defense argued

    A Peruvian court Monday upheld a previous ruling declaring the inadmissibility of a habeas corpus request filed in favor of former President Pedro Castillo to seek his release from jail.

  • Thursday, March 16th 2023 - 07:09 UTC

    Peru: Supreme Court agrees to review if Castillo's right to defense was violated

    Castillo argues he was not given a chance to defend himself during his impeachment

    Peru's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a lower Court's decision and will agree to review former President Pedro Castillo's claims that he was denied a right to defense during his Dec. 7 impeachment by Congress.

  • Friday, March 10th 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Castillo's pre-trial detention extended to 36 months

    The former president faces up to 32 years in jail, Judge Chuckley argued

    Peruvian Supreme Court Justice Juan Carlos Checkley Thursday extended former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' pre-trial detention to 36 months. The former head of state is held at the Barbadillo Prison next to fellow former President Alberto Fujimori after being impeached for trying to close Congress and rule by decree. Castillo is also under investigation for acts of corruption committed during his time in office.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Peru's Congress to decide on reconsidering electoral rescheduling

    “On Friday we are going to make the reconsideration that must be voted in order to be able to define when the advance could be,” Williams said

    A Peruvian Congress plenum is to decide Friday whether further consideration will be given to the possibility of moving forward the elections in a country that has seen some 70 people dead in rampant episodes of violence following the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones and the subsequent promotion of Vice Pte. Dina Boluarte to the position of head of state.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Lima Court rejects habeas corpus for Castillo

    A group of lawyers defending Castillo had argued he was still President due to a technicality

    Peru's Judiciary Monday rejected a habeas corpus request filed by former President Pedro Castillo Terrones' legal counselors to spare the former head of state the 18 months' pre-trial detention he has been sentenced to pending a resolution on the case against him for trying to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.

  • Tuesday, February 14th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Peruvian authorities confident to reopen Machu Picchu this week

    Keeping Machu Picchu closed represented huge losses, Urteaga explained

    Peruvian authorities plan to reopen the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on Wednesday after it was closed for weeks as a precaution amid growing violence nationwide following the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones and the ensuing demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and fresh elections, among other measures.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    Peru's Congress chooses new 2nd Vice President

    Peru's Congress remains unable to move forward the elections and demonstrators keep dying

    Peru's one-house Congress Friday chose Rep. Silvia Monteza Facho of the Cajamarca constituency to replace Digna Calle as Second Vice President, following the latter's decision to leave her post after numerous failures on the part of Parliament to agree on a date to which to move the general elections forward, which is one of the demands of the protests since the Dec. 7 impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones. Monteza, of Acción Popular, is to take over from Calle, of Podemos Peru.

  • Monday, February 6th 2023 - 10:40 UTC

    The Indigenous-led movement shaking a divided Peru

    Peru's protests stemmed from the south, close to Bolivia

    By Eduardo Gamarra (*) – Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Weeks of protest have culminated in thousands descending on the capital amid violent clashes and running battles with police.