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Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori’s pardon, orders arrest

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori’s pardon, orders arrest

A Peruvian court on Wednesday annulled ex-president Alberto Fujimori’s pardon for crimes against humanity and ordered the 80-year-old’s immediate arrest, officials said. The South American country’s justice department said in a statement that the Supreme Court had “issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the […] …

Peru relaxes entry requirements for some categories of Venezuelans

Northern group blames Kanu for anti Igbo song, says he is acting as if he is above the law

Peru, which has imposed tougher border controls to cope with a wave of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-wracked country, has announced a relaxation of the rules for pregnant women, people older than 70 and children joining their parents. The order, which was issued Saturday, came after Peru implemented a new rule requiring Venezuelans to carry […] …

Peru grants asylum to Venezuelans who missed passport deadline

Peru grants asylum to Venezuelans who missed passport deadline

Peru granted asylum to hundreds of Venezuelans who missed a deadline to enter the country before new passport regulations came into effect on Saturday, as they flee poverty and shortages of basic necessities in their crisis-ridden homeland. Peru’s Foreign Minister, Nestor Popolizio told a local newspaper that migrants may also be issued a “humanitarian visa” […] …

Recession: Thousands of Venezuelans move to Peru

Recession: Thousands of Venezuelans move to Peru

Peru on Saturday closed its borders to Venezuelan migrants without a passport, as thousands holding only identification cards reached the border in a last minute crush, some beating the deadline with special assistance from Ecuador. Thousands of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s spiraling economic and political crisis rushed towards the Peruvian border after last week’s announcement […] …

Food poisoning kills nine at funeral

Food poisoning kills nine at funeral

Nine people in Peru died from eating contaminated food at a funeral, officials said Tuesday. They were among 50 villagers who ended up hospitalized, including four in “seriously unstable condition” and 21 patients in critical condition, the Emergency Services said in a statement. The victims were attending a funeral in a remote village in the […] …

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