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Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo is a Peruvian engineer and politician who is the current President of Peru. Vizcarra previously served as Governor of the Moquegua Region (2011–2014), Minister of Transport and Communications of Peru (2016–2017), and Ambassador of Peru to Canada (2017–2018), with both of the latter two during the presidency of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
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Peru's leader says to propose comprehensive pension reformPeruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday rejected a bill approved by Congress earlier this month that would have let people withdraw up to 25% of their holdings in private pension funds and..
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Peruvian president announces nighttime curfew as coronavirus spreadsPeru´s President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday announced an immediate restriction on overnight movement across the country in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.
Peru records first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Vizcarra saysPeru recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Martin Vizcarra said in a televised statement on Friday, as the disease begins to spread around South America.
'Stunning defeat': Fujimori's ghost fades in Peru after legislative gamblePeruvian President Martin Vizcarra took a gamble last year when he shuttered Congress after a bruising battle over a corruption crackdown with opposition lawmakers allied to the powerful Fujimori..
Gas truck explodes in Lima, killing two and injuring dozensA truck carrying natural gas exploded on Thursday in Peru's capital, killing at least two people and injuring 48 in an accident that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra labeled a "tragedy."
Peru's top court says Vizcarra's closure of Congress was legalIn a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers was legal.
Peru president vows tougher sanctions for labor accidents after McDonald's deathsPeru's President Martin Vizcarra said he will seek to strengthen labor laws to take more "concrete action" against companies involved in workplace accidents after two teenaged employees died in a..
Peru lawmaker files last-ditch legal appeal over Congress closureThe head of Peru's dissolved Congress presented a legal appeal to the country's top court on Thursday seeking to suspend the closure of parliament on the grounds that President Martín Vizcarra had..
Writer Llosa roasts Peru's 'shameful' Congress, backs presidentPeruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa praised centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday for dismissing the country's right-wing opposition-dominated parliament and labeled its..
Peru's Vizcarra unveils new Cabinet as leadership challenge fizzles outPeru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday as a challenge to his leadership by dismissed lawmakers fizzled out, potentially ushering in a rare period of political calm..
Explainer: Rebellion in Congress - How Peru tipped into political crisisPeruvian President Martin Vizcarra's drive to clean up the ruling class after a series of graft scandals has left the South American country with an open rebellion in a dissolved Congress as its..
Peru's 'Mechita,' the rebel lawmaker who was 'president' for a dayIn a hasty ceremony on Monday, rebel lawmakers swore in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as Peru's interim leader, looking to install her in place of President Martin Vizcarra after he moved to dissolve..
Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to oppositionPeru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President..
Rebel lawmakers in Peru stay put in Congress in defiance of VizcarraAbout 20 dismissed Peruvian lawmakers remained cloistered in Congress on Tuesday in defiance of President Martin Vizcarra's decision to dissolve the body, with police in riot gear blocking others from..
Peru military, police back Vizcarra as rebel lawmakers vow loyalty to VPPeru's armed forces and police reaffirmed allegiance to President Martin Vizcarra late on Monday after his move to close Congress prompted dozens of dismissed lawmakers to pledge loyalty to vice..
Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leavePeruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as..
Peru's Vizcarra announces he is dissolving CongressPeruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced he was dissolving Congress after it defied his warnings and elected a new member of the Constitutional Tribunal on Monday, prompting opposition lawmakers to..
Peru's Congress defies Vizcarra's shutdown threat by holding key votePeru's opposition-run Congress defied President Martin Vizcarra's threat to close it by electing the first of up to six new leading court justices in a raucous vote on Monday, bringing the nation to..
Peru's Vizcarra threatens Congress shutdown as lawmakers cry 'coup'The centrist government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court on Monday, a vote that..
Peru's Vizcarra threatens to close Congress as constitutional crisis loomsPeru's centrist president threatened to shut the opposition-run Congress if it carries out a plan to make appointments to the country's top court on Monday, as rightwing lawmakers vowed to physically..
Peru's Vizcarra calls for vote of confidence as political crisis escalatesPeru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Friday called for a vote of confidence over lawmakers' proposed members for the Constitutional Tribunal, a move that would allow him to dissolve Congress if..
Peruvian Congress shelves Vizcarra's proposal for snap election, markets rattledPeruvian opposition lawmakers shelved a snap election proposal from centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday, knocking the country's sol currency and setting the stage for a new bout of political..
Peru orders army to secure port in face of protest against mining projectPeruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Sunday authorized the army to maintain order at a key mining port, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper Corp's $1.4-billion..
Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections in April 2020The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra wants legislative and presidential elections to be held next April 19, part of his proposal to hold a vote a year earlier to end a stalemate with..
Peruvian President Vizcarra proposes early legislative electionsPeruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed moving up legislative elections and cutting his mandate for 2020, considering that Congress has not approved all his requested political reforms.
With confidence vote, Peru revives debate over anti-graft reformsPeru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday, reviving debate over President Martin Vizcarra's flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.
Peru Congress gives vote of confidence to governmentPeru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday after a marathon debate centered on President Martin Vizcarra's effort at passing anti-corruption measures.