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Peru

December 3, 2016

South Gas Pipeline

Comptroller General Edgar Alarcón stated (at a meeting with the investigatory commission in Congress) that his office has found irregularities in the way the South Gas Pipeline contract was conducted.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Minister Saavedra's wife

Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) continues with his allegations that wife of Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra, Cecilia Ames Tineo, participated in electoral campaign of President Kuczynski.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS

Congressional Commission of Audit will consider request made by Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) to hold a hearing with President Kuczynski in relation to the appointment of former presidential adviser Carlos Moreno. Kuczynski has stated his willingness to answer their questions, but that the hearing would have to take place at the Government Palace.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

Former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was put in jail as his court date is set to January 7, 2017. Burga faces bribery charges in relation to the signing of broadcasting rights.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

President Kuczynski criticizes FAO's hiring of former first lady Nadine Heredia. Lawyer Luis Lamas Puccio expresses his opinion that Heredia cannot be remanded or held in any way as long as she holds an international office.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Boza & corruption at the Peruvian Institute of Sports

Judge Ángel Mendivil rejects request (made by the anti-corruption prosecutor's office) for the pre-trial detention of former president of the Peruvian Institute of Sports, Francisco Boza. Boza faces charges of corruption for attempting to benefit the Antalsis company in construction projects.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

President Kuczynski leaves open the possibility of requesting a Vote of Confidence from Congress, and refutes allegations from Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) who stated that Minister Saavedra's wife had worked for Kuczynski electoral campaign.

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Elard Melgar & the Law of the Organization of Water Users

Members of the "Frente Amplio", "Alianza para el Progreso" and "Peruanos por el Kambio" parties in Congress walked away from the vote that modifies the Law of the Organization of Water Users. The modification, approved by the "Fuerza Popular" party, will benefit a business belonging to one of their own, Congress Member Elard Melgar.

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

Members of the Congressional Commission of Education will demand an explanation from the president of that commission, Congress Member Lucio Ávila, for having sent a private communication to Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra in an effort to benefit the National University of the Highlands, of which Ávila has served as dean in the past.

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Odebrecht

Odebrecht offers apologies in an international communication for its involvement in corrupt dealings.

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

The former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was extradited to the United States of America to face charges of fraud in relation to the management of broadcasting rights of the "Copa Libertadores" and the "Copa América".

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

While Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra is praised at the Annual Conference of Entrepreneurs (CADE), Congress sets next Wednesday as day for his interpellation in connection to alleged irregularities in the purchase of computers in his sector.

 

Peru

December 2, 2016

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

Former first lady Nadine Heredia is back in Peru and states that the FAO has granted her a leave of absence.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

Court to decide in one week on subpoena against former president Ollanta Humala, in investigation for laundering funds received from Brazil and Venezuela during the 2006 and 2011 electoral campaigns.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Police academy of Mazamari

The Inspectorate of the National Police opens investigations against principal of police academy in Mazamari, General Richard Zubiate Talledo, for employing school equipment at his son's birthday.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Nadine Heredia & usurpation of authority

Congressional Commission of Audit agrees to request the lifting of the bank secrecy of former prime ministers Pedro Cateriano and René Cornejo in relation to the investigation against former First Lady Nadine Heredia for usurpation of authority.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

"La Victoria" Mayor Cuba Bautista & irregular fees in Gamarra

Public Procurator's Office charges La Victoria Mayor Elías Cuba Bautista and his son for allegedly receiving bribes exchange for renting public areas for food fairs.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Nadine Heredia & usurpation of authority

Former congress member Omar Chehade offered at the Congressional Commission of Audit a list of 19 public officials who had been allegedly working following orders from then First Lady Nadine Heredia.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS

Former Presidential Adviser Carlos Moreno testified in front of the Congressional Commission of Audit, where he tried to defend his case.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

Once again, President Kuczynski criticizes Congress for interpellation against Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra. The interpellation is being formally pursued for alleged irregularities in the procurement of computers, but the true cause is said to lie in economic and political interests of some of the members of Congress.

 

Peru

December 1, 2016

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

Former First Lady Nadine Heredia returns from Spain today following Judge Richard Concepción Carhuancho orders.