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Fujimori out of jail and other political news of the week

COVID-19 news is not the only thing happening around the world, some other political acts have been going on this week.

Keiko Fujimori, Kim Jong-Un and Jeanine Áñez.

We present you the most relevant political news of this week. / Photos: flickr.com/ Congress of the Republic of Peru, Wikimedia- White House, presidencia.gob.bo

LatinamericanPost| Juan Manuel Londoño

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Leer en español: Fujimori fuera de la cárcel y otras noticias políticas de la semana

The world of politics is moving slowly due to the pandemic, but this does not mean that important events have not stopped happening. Here in LatinAmerican Post, we bring you the three most important political news of this week.

Keiko Fujimori, free on bail

Peru's opposition leader, Keiko Fujimori, who has been in pretrial detention since January 29 for her alleged involvement in the Odebrecht scandal, received parole on Thursday.

Fujimori had requested the cessation of her preventive detention due to the danger that the coronavirus poses to her life. She alleged that in the prison where she was located, Chorillos, Lima, the necessary measures were not being taken to avoid the spread of the virus.

According to Reuters, Fujimori will have "restricted freedom", which means that she must report every 30 days to a judicial registry office and is not authorized to leave Lima.

Kim Jong-un is alive

After three weeks without making a public appearance, the North Korean leader surprised the world with his presence on Labor Day. Rumors about his absence were everywhere, with some intelligence reports from the United States suggesting that Kim was on the brink of death after undergoing surgery.

In the images shown by the North Korean national media, Kim Jong-un can be seen at the opening of a fertilizer plant in South Pyongyang, in apparent good health and smiling.

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BREAKING: The US is monitoring intelligence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in grave danger after surgery, according to a US official https://t.co/5QqfOZHTeK

— CNN (@CNN) April 21, 2020

 

Elections in Bolivia postponed

The political uncertainty in Bolivia continues with the Chamber of Senators passing a law that postpones the elections that were scheduled for this Sunday, with a term of 90 days, according to Universal. This is, of course, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus that has 1,299 confirmed cases and 66 deaths in that country at press time.

The measure was taken by a Senate made up mostly of members of the MAS (socialist party of the country) in response to the position of the presidency of Jeanine Áñez, who seeks to postpone the elections until the coronavirus crisis is over. Áñez affirmed that the government will demand the decision of Congress so that the elections are not held yet, since, according to her argument, they must wait for the contingency to pass.

Members of MAS have criticized this position, arguing that what they are looking for is to prolong their stay in power. The interim president of the Bolivian people spoke on April 30 on Twitter, calling the MAS law "a terrible irresponsibility."

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