Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski reshuffled his cabinet in a bid to breathe new life into his moribund government after his decision to free former autocrat Alberto Fujimori from jail sparked a wave of criticism.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survived a pell-mell impeachment effort over allegations that he lied about dealings with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA, which is at the center of the biggest corruption scandal in Latin America’s history.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told Peru’s Congress Thursday that allegations linking him with a continent-wide bribery scandal are false, as he fights to save his 17-month presidency from today’s impeachment vote.
Peru’s Congress on Thursday will vote on whether to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after opposition lawmakers accused him of concealing dealings with Odebrecht SA.
Just 16 months after his election, Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski could be ousted from office as soon as this week.
When President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski goes to Congress this week to make a last-ditch attempt to prevent his ouster after allegations of corruption, he’ll likely find little sympathy among ordinary Peruvians.
Opposition lawmakers began an effort to force Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski out of office after he rebuffed calls to resign over his ties to companies that received payments from disgraced Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has rebuffed calls to resign over alleged ties to companies that received payments from disgraced Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA.
Lima’s former mayor Susana Villaran is the latest politician to become ensnared in the ballooning scandal over the alleged payment of bribes or donations by Brazilian construction companies to some of the country’s leading politicians.
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski categorically denied a newspaper report published earlier Tuesday alleging that Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA hired him as a consultant and financed his presidential campaigns.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a onetime Wall Street investment banker, has spent much of his 14 months in office jousting with Congress. It has the upper hand. Kuczynski, 78, is Peru’s first leader in a quarter century to govern without a majority in Congress. The opposition has enough votes to block legislation and force cabinet ministers to resign. It forced Kuczynski’s entire cabinet to quit in a no-confidence vote Sept. 15, paving the way for -- take your pick -- a period of smoo
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski reshuffled his cabinet and turned to his vice president, Mercedes Araoz, to lead the ministerial team after Araoz’s predecessor received a no-confidence vote from Congress.
Peru’s cabinet will be forced to resign after cabinet chief Fernando Zavala lost a vote of confidence he’d called to prevent opposition lawmakers from ousting the second education minister in less than a year.
Latin American foreign ministers said Tuesday that they would refuse to recognize any decision taken by Venezuela’s new constitutional assembly in which President Nicolas Maduro has placed all his hopes of retaining power.
Former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia will remain in jail while they are investigated for campaign donations involving Brazilian construction companies and the Venezuelan government, a Peruvian court said Friday.
Peru’s former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia spent their first night in prison after a court ruled Thursday they should be jailed pending an investigation into money laundering during two election campaigns.
Peru’s government moved to halt the destruction of the world’s largest rainforest by dispatching almost a 1,000 police to raid illegal mining camps on the edge of a major nature reserve in Peru’s Amazon jungle.
As Peru clears up the mess left by the worst flooding in almost 20 years, the country’s leader says preparing for the next big one is more urgent than ever.