Peru's Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua de Romaña Tuesday received the credentials from Venezuela's new ambassador Alexander Yáñez Deleuze during a ceremony at Lima's Torre Tagle Palace.
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.
Peru's fugitive President Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique has been arrested Tuesday in California following an extradition request filed a year ago by his country's authorities, it was reported by both US and Peruvian sources.
Former Peruvian President Alan García was reported to have died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head minutes before a warrant for his arrest was to be executed. Alan Gabriel Ludwig García Pérez, 69, was president of Peru from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011. He also served in Congress.
Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source said.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swore in actor and former Culture Minister Salvador del Solar as his new prime minister in a cabinet shuffle that may help shore up his slipping approval ratings.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra’s approval rating shot up 16 points to a high of 61% in October, after he adopted a harder line with the opposition-run Congress, a monthly Ipsos poll showed on Sunday.
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.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's pardon was reversed by a court of law Wednesday, ruling that he must go back to prison. Instead, he was admitted into a hospital on health grounds.
President Martin Vizcarra said that the Peruvian government will enforce a “zero tolerance” policy against corruption amid a spreading bribery scandal that has involved at least three former presidents.