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Tag: Pedro Castillo

  • Thursday, September 15th 2022 - 09:00 UTC

    Peru has yet again a new Foreign Minister

    Landa had already held the position between February and August this year

    Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones Wednesday swore in Cèsar Landa once again as Foreign Minister, following Miguel Rodríguez's resignation last week.

  • Tuesday, August 30th 2022 - 09:35 UTC

    Peru takes over CAN's pro tempore presidency

    Argentina's joining the group was suggested

    Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones Monday welcomed his colleagues from Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia, Luis Arce for the Council of the Andean Community (CAN) summit in Lima.

  • Monday, August 29th 2022 - 10:08 UTC

    Peruvian president's sister-in-law handed down 30-month detention

    Castillo has denied the accusations and claimed the prosecution was trying to make him look corrupt

    Peruvian Judge Jhonny Gómez Sunday ordered the pre-trial detention for 30 months of President Pedro Castillo Terrones' sister-in-law Yenifer Paredes and other defendants in a corruption case because they posed a flight risk, among other reasons.

  • Saturday, August 6th 2022 - 11:17 UTC

    No Premier resignation by cabinet reshuffled anyway in Peru

    Congress Speaker Lady Camones said Castillo's resignation would be “the ideal scenario”

    Peru's President Pedro Castillo Terrones Friday declined Premier Aníbal Torres' resignation, who will therefore remain in his post. But the head of state did make some cabinet reshuffling involving six ministries anyway.

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 09:28 UTC

    Peruvian Congress keeps Castillo from attending Petro's inauguration

    Castillo is so deep in corruption scandals that he posed a flight risk to many lawmakers

    Peru's one-house Congress Thursday denied President Pedro Castillo Terrones permission to attend the inauguration of Colombia's new President Gustavo Petro in Bogota on Aug. 7. Castillo had filed for clearance to be out of the country between Aug. 6 to 8, as per Article 102 of the Constitution.

  • Thursday, August 4th 2022 - 10:40 UTC

    Peru's PM resigns for “personal reasons”

    With the departure of the Prime Minister, all cabinet members must submit their resignation to the President

    Aníbal Torres Wednesday turned in his resignation as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Peru (Prime Minister) to President Pedro Castillo Terrones citing “personal reasons,” it was reported in Lima.

  • Tuesday, July 26th 2022 - 20:20 UTC

    Former Peruvian Presidential Secretary turns himself in

    Pacheco said he was willing “to collaborate with justice and tell the truth in all cases that are linked to me”

    Bruno Pacheco, the former Peruvian Presidential Secretary and one of the most wanted men in the country turned himself in Tuesday. He is under investigation in a series of corruption scandals for which the head of state Pedro Castillo Terrones has already been summoned to testify. He had been at large for over 100 days.

  • Saturday, July 23rd 2022 - 10:28 UTC

    Peru: Case against Castillo reopened despite immunity

    Castillo insisted no evidence had been found against him, although many of his aides and relatives were proven to be involved in illegal activities

    Peruvian judiciary authorities have launched the fifth active inquest into President Pedro Castillo Terrones' alleged involvement in acts of corruption, it was announced Friday in Lima, after Prosecutor Patricia Benavides reopened the case once opened by Zoraida Ávalos on the purchase of biodiesel from Heaven Petroleum.

  • Monday, July 18th 2022 - 09:11 UTC

    Peruvian President's approval ratings keep sinking

    News outlets are concerned with how to harm the government with the next headline, Castillo argued

    Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones' approval ratings fell yet again, according to an Ipsos survey released Sunday by the Lima newspaper El Comercio. Meanwhile, 79% of Peruvians also disapproved of the management of Congress, the study showed.

  • Tuesday, July 5th 2022 - 09:24 UTC

    Peruvian President's sister-in-law linked to alleged corruption case

    “We believe that Peru is above all these things,” Castillo said in his defense

    Peruvian Prosecutors Monday announced the opening of a preliminary investigation that targets President Pedro Castillo Terrones' sister-in-law Jenifer Paredes, who was reported in a TV show aired Sunday as being involved in an alleged corruption scheme in a sanitation project in Cajamarca, the president's native region.