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Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, center, with her husband Mark Vito Villanela, left, arrive to vote during congressional elections in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Peruvians are voting to elect 130 new members of the congress that will legislate for only one year in place of the congress that was dissolved by president Martin Vizacarra in September 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

AP Explains: The arrest of Peru powerbroker Keiko Fujimori

Jan. 29, 2020 4:23 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Tuesday ruled that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori must be held in prison for 15 months while she is investigated for possible money laundering. Fujimori is an influential power broker in the Andean nation and is accused of taking money from Brazilian construction...

Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori and opposition leader is escorted by police in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. In a court session a judge decided she must return to preventive detention pending a corruption investigation. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru judge orders detention for Fujimori during graft probe

Jan. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori can be held 15 months in prison while she is investigated for possible money laundering, a Peruvian judge ruled Tuesday, shortly after official vote returns showed her party was trounced in weekend congressional elections. Judge Victor Zuñiga said...

People wait to vote at a school being used as a polling station during congressional elections in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Peruvians are voting to elect 130 new members of the congress that will legislate for only one year in place of the congress that was dissolved by president Martin Vizacarra in September 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

No party emerging as clear winner in Peru congress elections

Jan. 26, 2020 11:09 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A hodgepodge of mostly centrist parties led early results in Peru’s election Sunday to replace the 130-seat congress dissolved by President Martín Vizcarra in his campaign to extinguish pervasive corruption. Early counts from the National Office of Electoral Processes and a...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019 file photo, security officers stand outside Congress where lawmakers are expected to push forward a vote to select an almost-full slate of new magistrates to the Constitutional Tribunal, in Lima, Peru. Peru’s Constitutional Court has backed President Martín Vizcarra’s controversial decision to dissolve the nation’s legislature in 2019, with magistrates voting on Jan. 14, 2020 to ratify Vizcarra’s move and dismiss a complaint backed by opposition lawmakers. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

Peru court backs president's decision to dissolve Congress

Jan. 14, 2020 2:46 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s Constitutional Court has backed President Martín Vizcarra’s controversial decision to dissolve the nation’s legislature last year. Magistrates voted Tuesday to ratify Vizcarra’s move and dismiss a complaint backed by opposition lawmakers. Vizcarra...

Attackers hit Venezuela military post, 1 soldier killed

Dec. 22, 2019 9:07 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's defense minister said that “extremist opposition sectors” attacked a military outpost near the border with Brazil early Sunday, killing at least one soldier before being chased down. Gen. Vladimir Padrino López said via Twitter that the attackers...