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2006-04-03 18:22:02

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The daughter of disgraced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori looks likely to win a seat in Congress this weekend that she intends to use to try to clear her father's name. Polls show that Keiko Fujimori, who acted as first lady for her father when she was just 19, is the most popular congressional candidate from Lima and would likely win one of the 35 seats from the capital. The legislature has 120 seats. Alberto Fujimori, who...

2006-01-10 12:31:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's election board on Tuesday rejected a bid by detained former President Alberto Fujimori to run for president in April on the grounds that he is barred from holding public office until 2011. In the government's official gazette, the National Electoral Board cited the ban imposed by Congress in 2001 and said Fujimori has two days to appeal the decision. His supporters said they still would push to register the 67-year-old former leader. "We are going to...

2005-08-16 15:50:27

By Jude Webber LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's respected outgoing economy minister, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, took over as prime minister on Tuesday at the helm of a revamped team designed to lead Peru to clean elections next year. Ending the worst turbulence in his rocky four years in power, President Alejandro Toledo swore in a new Cabinet with seven new ministers -- many of them senior figures in his Peru Posible party. "I know we have a demanding task. I know we have a long way to...

2005-08-13 21:39:02

By Eduardo Orozco LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The man whose appointment as Peru's foreign minister detonated the biggest Cabinet crisis of President Alejandro Toledo's four years in office stepped down on Saturday with a withering attack on the outgoing premier. Claiming to be the victim of "disloyalty and betrayal," Fernando Olivera told reporters neither he nor his Independent Moralizing Front party, Toledo's coalition partner since he took office in 2001, would again hold any...

2005-07-19 21:02:33

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of Peruvians, many wearing white clothes and gloves to signify their hands are clean, marched on Tuesday to call for an end to public graft in one of the biggest protests of President Alejandro Toledo's unpopular rule. "We must combat this virus that grows in people's hearts and fills their pockets. It's every Peruvian's obligation," protest organizer Luis Bambaren, a retired bishop, told a crowd at Peru's main court, which critics call the "Palace of...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.