Peru President Pedro Castillo on Friday named Minister of Culture Betssy Chavez as the country’s new prime minister. She will replace Anibal Torres, who resigned late on Thursday.
Peruvian lawmakers on Monday ousted Lady Camones, the head of Congress, just a day after the country’s prime minister publicly demanded her removal over leaked audio that showed her discussing how to use the legislature to benefit her party. Camones had been in the role for less than two months and her ouster underscores how… Read More Peruvian lawmakers ousts Congress head Lady Camones
Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was unharmed on Thursday when a man with a loaded gun tried to shoot her but the gun did not go off, officials said. The attack underscores rising political tension in Argentina and around the region that has put politicians on edge from Colombia to Brazil. “A man… Read More Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner survives assassination attempt
Peruvian Prime Minister Anibal Torres suddenly resigned on Wednesday morning, amid widening criminal probes centered on President Pedro Castillo, who has grown increasingly isolated after one year in office. Torres said on Twitter his resignation was due to “personal reasons.” A lawyer, Torres was seen as one of Castillo’s most loyal allies. Castillo has overseen… Read More Peru’s PM Anibal Torres announces resignation
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo survived on Monday an impeachment vote in Congress that fell short of the votes needed to oust the leftist leader eight months after he took office. Overall, 55 lawmakers out of 130 in the unicameral Congress voted in favor of the impeachment. Congress needed 87 votes to oust Castillo. The result… Read More Peruvian President Pedro Castillo survives Congress impeachment vote
Peru’s Congress voted against a motion to start an impeachment process against President Pedro Castillo on Tuesday, giving the under fire leftist leader some breathing room. The unicameral legislature vote saw 46 lawmakers in favor and 76 against the motion, with four abstentions. It had needed 52 votes to pass, which would have forced an… Read More Peru Congress rejects motion to begin impeachment of President Pedro Castillo
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported. The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers (81… Read More Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru
Opposition lawmakers in Peru, including from the party of narrowly defeated right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, presented a motion in Congress on Thursday seeking to remove leftist President Pedro Castillo. The motion, citing “moral inability” to govern, was presented with the signatures of 28 legislators. It will face a vote in Congress, as yet unscheduled,… Read More Peru opposition lawmakers file motion to impeach President Pedro Castillo