Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

World / Politics Nov 30, 2019

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Fujimori, leader of the powerful right-wing Popular Force party, left prison ...

Peru's president offers to resign on eve of impeachment

World / Politics Mar 22, 2018

Peru's president offers to resign on eve of impeachment

Peru's center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America's most stable economies. Kuczynski, a 79-year-old former Wall ...

World / Crime & Legal Dec 17, 2016

Peru rejects new request to pardon imprisoned Fujimori

The centrist government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Friday that it has rejected a new request to free imprisoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori filed by a supporter because it did not meet basic requirements. Justice Minister Marisol Perez Tello said the paperwork reached ...

Peru to vote on returning a Fujimori to presidential palace

World / Politics Jun 3, 2016

Peru to vote on returning a Fujimori to presidential palace

Less than a decade after Peru imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, voters will decide on Sunday whether to put his 41-year-old daughter back in the presidential palace, where she once served as his first lady. Keiko Fujimori has a slight lead over her rival, Pedro ...