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  • Wednesday, February 14th 2024 - 10:32 UTC

    Peru: Trans community marches through Lima to demand protection

    The Peruvian government was focused on more urgent issues such as a surge in crime in two provinces where a state of emergency was declared for 60 days, Otarola explained

    Scores of trans people and members of the LGTBIQ+ community staged a demonstration Tuesday through the streets of Lima to protest against hate crimes and defend their “right to life.” Since 2021, at least five members of the trans community have been murdered and threats and other violent incidents have been on the rise.

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  • Thursday, February 1st 2024 - 10:41 UTC

    Peru: Montesinos given 19-year sentence concurrent with time served

    By pleading guilty, Montesinos avoided a sentence that would have added more years to his prison term

    Former Peruvian strongman Vladimiro Montesinos was sentenced to 19 years in prison Wednesday for his involvement in a 1992 massacre under then-President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) who has been banned for 9 months from leaving the country.

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2024 - 10:45 UTC

    Former Peruvian strongman pleads guilty in 1992 massacre case

    Montesinos' legal team hopes the new sentence fits within the time already served by their client

    Vladimiro Montesinos, a former aide to disgraced Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), Monday agreed to plead guilty in the 1992 homicide, murder and forced disappearance Pativilca massacre, it was reported in Lima.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:00 UTC

    Peru's President attacked by indigenous women

    Boluarte had returned to Ayacucho for the first time since 2022 when demonstrations resulted in some 50 people dead nationwide

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte was attacked this weekend by a group of indigenous women who wanted her to step down and call for fresh elections and a Constitutional Assembly, among other measures, it was reported from Lima.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2024 - 11:10 UTC

    Peru: Repsol argues area affected by La Pampilla spill is fit for use

    Despite Repsol's statement, there is no conclusive evidence that the area affected by the spill is oil-free

    The Spanish oil company Repsol said Monday that the Peruvian beaches affected by the 2022 La Pampilla spill were again fit for travelers.

  • Thursday, December 7th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Visibly ill Fujimori released from Barbadillo prison

    Fujimori, 85, is said to be suffering from tongue cancer

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) was released from the Barbadillo prison in Lima Wednesday after long hours of red tape entanglements followed Tuesday's decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold the pardon he had been granted by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski back in 2017 which was later overturned by judiciary measures. Fujimori, 85, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity.

  • Wednesday, December 6th 2023 - 09:54 UTC

    Fujimori's release from jail imminent

    Fujimori, 85, would benefit from a humanitarian pardon

    Peru's Constitutional Court (TC) Tuesday issued a warrant for the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for crimes against humanity, it was reported in Lima.

  • Saturday, December 2nd 2023 - 10:48 UTC

    Peru: Lower Court rules against releasing Fujimori

    PPK's pardon had already been annulled in 2018

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will remain incarcerated following Friday's ruling by a lower court in Ica declaring inadmissible a Constitutional Court decision allowing the reinstatement of the pardon once granted by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Godard (PPK) in 2017.

  • Friday, December 1st 2023 - 10:27 UTC

    Peru: IACHR steps in to keep Fujimori in jail

    Will Fujimori be released?

    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) gave the Peruvian Government one week to explain the situation of former President Alberto Fujimori, who might be released from jail following a Constitutional Court ruling earlier this week, it was reported in Lima.

  • Wednesday, November 8th 2023 - 10:15 UTC

    New Foreign Minister appointed in Peru

    Gonzalez-Olaechea is known for his conservative stance

    Political Scientist Javier Gonzalez-Olaechea Franco was sworn in Tuesday as Peru’s new Foreign Minister following the resignation of Ana Cecilia Gervasi over sloppy arrangements for a one-on-one presidential meeting between Dina Boluarte and her US colleague Joseph Biden in Washington DC.