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Peru's Congress renews confidence in cabinet in rare victory for president

Sep 19 2018

LIMA Peru's opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the government of centrist President Martin Vizcarra late on Wednesday, averting a political crisis that would have cost him his cabinet and triggered new legislative elections.

Peru president's call for confidence vote not a power grab: minister

Sep 18 2018

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra decision to trigger a legislative procedure that could allow him to dissolve Congress is not a power grab but a constitutional way to pressure lawmakers to pass urgent reforms, his foreign minister said in an interview.

Informant says Peru soccer chief paid off judge: document

Aug 30 2018

LIMA An informant in a probe of Peru's judiciary has testified that FIFA's top representative in the South American nation paid a judge in exchange for his help winning exclusion from a murder investigation, according to a statement to prosecutors seen by Reuters.

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

Aug 17 2018

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

Aug 16 2018

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum

Aug 10 2018

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in Congress.

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in six months

Aug 10 2018

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in 6 months

Aug 10 2018

PUCALLPA, Peru, Aug 10 Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.

Peru president proposes referendum on political, judicial reform

Jul 28 2018

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra challenged the opposition-run Congress on Saturday to call a referendum on judicial and political reforms aimed at uprooting systemic corruption in one of Latin America's most promising economies.

In Peru, a makeshift soccer field unites shantytown community

Jun 13 2018

LIMA Nueva Union doesn't have running water, a connection to the electrical grid or paved roads.

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