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PERU POLITICS: Peruvian Farmer Squares Up to German Power Giant in Climate Lawsuit

PERU POLITICS: Peruvian Farmer Squares Up to German Power Giant in Climate Lawsuit

“This is the thin end of the wedge,” said Justin Gundlach, a fellow at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.

“If this case causes a court to declare that a utility is liable for greenhouse gas emissions in Peru, then all of a sudden, a million plaintiffs will bloom and you can expect a lot of people to bang, not only on German courthouse doors, but others as well.”

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PERU POLITICS: Keiko Fujimori Investigated Over Odebrecht Bribes

PERU POLITICS: Keiko Fujimori Investigated Over Odebrecht Bribes

“Prosecutor José Pérez orders that investigation against Mark Vito and #KeikoFujimori be made to the #CrimenOrganized Act (Law 30077) and the New Criminal Procedure Code,” the prosecution announced through its official Twitter account.

Fujimori is only the latest prominent politician in Latin America to fall into an Odebrecht-related bribery scandal. Ecuador Vice President Jorge Glas is also under significant scrutiny.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Swears in New Cabinet

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Swears in New Cabinet

Kuczynski was forced to form a new Cabinet after Congress revoked its confidence in the outgoing one on Friday following a dispute over a teachers strike and his government’s education policies that stress gender equality in the school curriculum.

Congress ousted Kuczynski’s former education minister late last year and was preparing to censure his second education minister last week.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Cabinet Resigns

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Cabinet Resigns

The vote of confidence, requested by Prime Minister Fernando Zavala, was rejected soon after midnight Thursday 77-22, with 16 abstentions.

“In consequence, a total crisis has been generated in the cabinet,” said the head of Congress, Fujimori loyalist Luis Galarreta.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had earlier suspended his trip to New York, where he was scheduled to speak at the United Nations General Assembly, and to the Vatican, until after the vote.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Opposition Rejects Trump’s Military Intervention Remarks

Trump’s said that his administration was considering many options, “including a possible military option if necessary” to repair the “dangerous mess” in Venezuela. The Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) rejects “the use of force, or the threat of applying such force, by whatever country against Venezuela.” “The only path to peace is the restoration of democracy. Venezuelans demand free elections be held at all levels,” added the statement.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Falls: Poll

“The fall in popular support for Kuczynski could have many reasons, among them Alfredo Thorne’s exit from the economy ministry,” Ipsos Peru President Alfredo Torres said.

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PERU POLITICS: Peruvians Protest Against Possible Pardon of Fujimori

PERU POLITICS: Peruvians Protest Against Possible Pardon of Fujimori

Fujimori has been convicted of leading groups that massacred civilians and kidnapped journalists during his years in office from 1990-2000.

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SOUTH AMERICA POLITICS: Migrants Find Poverty, Exclusion in South America’s Copper Capital

SOUTH AMERICA POLITICS: Migrants Find Poverty, Exclusion in South America’s Copper Capital

Ecuadorean Yoana Paredes: “We are good people, working people, and end up stigmatized for being foreigners and (they think) we all come to commit crime.”

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

BOLIVIA POLITICS: US, OAS Couldn’t Defeat Venezuela: Evo Morales

“Anti-imperialists and social movements will defend our democratic revolutions. Venezuela is not alone,” Evo Morales posted on Twitter added.

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PERU POLITICS: Kuczynski Tells Trump He Favours Bridges to Walls

PERU POLITICS: Kuczynski Tells Trump He Favours Bridges to Walls

Trump called Peru, a country of 30 million in South America, “a fantastic neighbour” and said it was an honour to have Kuczynski in the White House.

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PERU POLITICS: Carlos Basombrio Says Bid to Detain Alejandro Toledo Stalled in US

PERU POLITICS: Carlos Basombrio Says Bid to Detain Alejandro Toledo Stalled in US

United States told Peru that there did not appear to be sufficient probable cause to merit detaining Toledo and asked the Andean country to refile its request, Basombrio said by phone.

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PERU POLITICS: Judge Concepcion Orders Alejandro Toledo Arrest

PERU POLITICS: Judge Concepcion Orders Alejandro Toledo Arrest

Toledo, who was president from 2001-2006, has denied any wrongdoing. He is believed to be abroad. He was in Paris for a meeting earlier in the week and is a visiting scholar at Stanford University in California.

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PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

PERU POLITICS: 6,000 Venezuelans Given Work, Study Visas to Peru

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru has expressed concern about shortages of food and medicine in Venezuela, mired in a deep economic crisis.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina Changes Immigration Law to Limit Entry, Ease Deportation

Gabriela Michetti said the measure did not change Argentina’s pro-immigration, and sought to avoid association with measures implemented by U.S. Trump to restrict immigration.

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LATIN AMERICA: Peru, Colombia Stand With Mexico Against U.S. President Donald Trump

LATIN AMERICA: Peru, Colombia Stand With Mexico Against U.S. President Donald Trump

“Right now one of us is facing serious difficulties that are not of its own making,” Kuczynski said in reference to Mexico as he sat beside his Colombian counterpart on an official visit. “We have to stand together on our ideals, on global trade which has done us so much good.”

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PERU POLITICS: Odebrecht Scandal Eclipses Graft in Fujimori Government

PERU POLITICS: Odebrecht Scandal Eclipses Graft in Fujimori Government

A scandal involving bribes Brazil’s Odebrecht distributed in Peru during three presidencies is shaping up to be bigger than the massive graft case that toppled former leader Alberto Fujimori.

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PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

PERU POLITICS: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski Approval Dives After Odebrecht Case

Support for Kuczynski was 43 percent, down 5 percentage points from December, according to a survey published by Ipsos Peru in local newspaper El Comercio

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PERU POLITICS: President Kuczynski Mulls Suing Odebrecht

PERU POLITICS: President Kuczynski Mulls Suing Odebrecht

“We’re analyzing various alternatives. Without doubt one of them is that, but it has to be looked at case by case,” Peruvian president Pedro Kuczynski said.

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PERU POLITICS: Congress Sacks Jaime Saavedra In Blow To Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

PERU POLITICS: Congress Sacks Jaime Saavedra In Blow To Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

President Pablo Kuczynski stridently defended Saavedra, a former World Bank economist who was the only minister in the previous government he reappointed.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Mercosur Suspension A ‘Coup’ – Venezuela Angrily Claim

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Mercosur Suspension A ‘Coup’ – Venezuela Angrily Claim

“This is a coup d’etat to Mercosur and constitutes a very grave attack on Venezuela,” Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez told a press conference.

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