A Peruvian judge banned ousted president Martin Vizcarra from leaving the country days after his dismissal by Congress as the country's political crisis continues.
The former president is under investigation over bribes he allegedly accepted from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht to secure public works contracts.
Vizcarra promised to fight Peru's corruption after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid an impeachment vote over corruption allegations.
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns after the opposition party, Popular Force, releases a video showing Kuczynski's allies offering public work contracts in exchange for political support.
At least 5,000 Peruvians have taken to the streets of Lima in one of the biggest protests against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's pardon for authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori.
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski barely survived an impeachment vote by congress last week, and that was before he pardoned his disgraced predecessor. Analysts say his grip on power is weakening.
The pardon comes just days after a faction of Fujimori's supporters in the opposition-controlled Congress saved current President Kuczynski from a motion that would have forced him from office in the wake of a graft scandal.
Peru's Congress fell eight votes short of impeaching President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over graft allegations linked to a Brazilian construction giant.
Meanwhile, Peru expelled Venezuela's ambassador to protest against Caracas for "undermining democracy" by establishing a new, all-powerful assembly.
Alberto Fujimori was taken the hospital on the same day when Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said a potential pardon for him would not be immediate.
At least 40 people have been killed as torrential rains and floodwaters sweep across the country with the rough weather expected to continue another two weeks.
With more than 98.7 percent of ballots counted, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has gained over 50 percent of the votes while his opponent Keiko Fujimori has 49.83 percent.
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