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Peru: President holds meeting with Andean parliamentarians

14:32 | Lima, Jan. 17.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Monday held a meeting with Andean parliamentarians to address priority issues that will help strengthen the regulations of the Andean integration process, with a social approach and for the benefit of the citizens of the Andean Community.

The delegation of Andean parliamentarians was headed by Peru's Andean Parliament Vice-President Javier Fernando Arce Alvarado.

According to the presidential agenda, Mr. Castillo will also meet with representatives of the National Superintendence of Migrations and the National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (Indecopi).

Similarly, he will hold a meeting with representatives of the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat).

Habeas corpus

The Fifth Constitutional Court of Lima declared inadmissible the habeas corpus appeal filed by the defense of the Head of state, Pedro Castillo, which requested the cessation of all activities in the First Provincial Prosecutor's Office, linked to the investigation and raid of the President's home.

The court ruled out the possibility that the ongoing investigation could pose a threat to the Government Palace and may constitute violations of President Castillo's right.

It also highlighted that the investigation conducted by Prosecutor Norah Cordova only involves citizens and former officials for the crime of collusion and incompatible negotiation, in which President Castillo, —given his status as the country's top official— is not included, so there is no real risk of a raid or a more serious measure against him.

(END) VVS/CVC/RMB

Published: 1/17/2022
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