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John Quigley

Peru’s President Survives Impeachment Bid, Government Limps On

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.

Peru Opposition Moves to Force Out President Over Payments

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.

Carwash Investigation Engulfs More of Peru's Political Elite

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.

A Guide to the Fight Between Peru’s President and Congress

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

Latin American Nations Urge Venezuela to Close Assembly

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.

Peru's Ex-President Jailed Pending Money Laundering Trial

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.