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Peru's Kuczynski denies allegations of Odebrecht links


LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Wednesday claims he had worked as a consultant for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], which is embroiled in an international bribery scandal, were false.

Peru's Congress passes law to target Odebrecht's partners

LIMA Peru's opposition-ruled Congress voted 55-21 late on Thursday to pass legislation that expands a raft of new financial restrictions to the local partners of scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

World, Brazil Nov 10 2017

Tribal blockade in Peru's oil block lifted after government deal

LIMA Indigenous villagers ended a 43-day protest that had halted production in Peru's largest oil block after signing a deal with the government, tribal leaders and officials said on Tuesday.

World, Environment Nov 01 2017

Peruvians take Glencore to court over police abuse allegations

Peruvian villagers suing miner Glencore will argue in London's High Court next week that the company should be held liable over their allegations they were abused by Peruvian police, the law firm representing them said on Tuesday.

Oct 24 2017

Western Sahara independence emissary refuses to leave Lima airport

LIMA An emissary of an independence movement in the Western Sahara has spent two weeks in Lima airport and refuses to leave, after she was denied entry to Peru for alleged political activities on a prior visit, Peru's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

World, United Nations Sep 27 2017

Brazil's Votorantim Metais files for New York, Toronto IPO

SAO PAULO/TORONTO Brazil-based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices.

Sep 21 2017

Indigenous protesters seize oil wells in Peruvian Amazon: chief

LIMA Villagers in the Peruvian Amazon have shut down at least 50 oil wells operated by Frontera Energy Corp to protest talks over a new contract even as past pollution lingers, the leader of an indigenous federation said on Wednesday.

Sep 20 2017

Peru's Kuczynski swears in new Cabinet, opposition signals support

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made Vice President Mercedes Araoz his new prime minister in a Cabinet shuffle on Sunday that won praise from the opposition - a sign his year-old government will likely avoid a fresh standoff with Congress.

Sep 17 2017

Peru's Kuczynski eyes VP for prime minister after cabinet ousted: sources

LIMA Peru's center-right President Pedro Kuczynski is considering appointing Vice President Martin Vizcarra as his new prime minister in a new Cabinet he will swear in on Sunday to replace the one Congress ousted, two government sources said Friday.

World, United Nations Sep 15 2017

Peru's Congress ousts cabinet as political crisis deepens

LIMA Peru's opposition-controlled Congress ousted center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's cabinet in a vote of no-confidence early on Friday, pitching the copper-producing Andean country into its worst political crisis in years.

Sep 15 2017