Callao provincial prosecutor in Peru announced Thursday that he will request nine months of pretrial detention against Aguirre and Villanueva as alleged co-authors of the qualified homicide.Full Story
At least four officials left their positions due to their involvement in the Brazilian company case.Full Story
Fujimori had already served 13 months in jail until Nov. 25, 2019, when the Constitutional Court of Peru granted her a “habeas corpus” appeal effectively nulling the preventive prison.
The new configuration is likely to give President Martin Vizcarra a new chance to push his package of anti-corruption reforms.
The accident occurred when the vehicle burst into flames after it hurtled off a ramp, breaking a valve, leaking gas and igniting several nearby homes, in the district of Villa El Salvador, in the southern side of the city.
With four votes in favor and three against, the magistrates debated for over three hours the constitutionality and legality behind Vizcarra´s decision.
The investigation follows the electrocution of two teenager workers, a couple who had been working for the fast-food chain for several months to pay their studies, according to their families.
During the assault, a member of the Bolivarian Army died, Communication Minister Jorge Rodríguez said.
The franchise in Peru is controlled by Arcos Dorados, a company that manages some 2,200 fast-food restaurants and employs over 90,000 persons in Latin America.
The accident put the spotlight on precarious labor conditions and exploitations in the McDonald's franchises in the Andean country.
The court argued that the case file had been sent to another prosecutor’s office and that office had not had time to review all the documents.