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The Gregorio Santos show

Tomorrow (Wednesday 25th) at just after 9am, a judge in Lima Peru will decide whether an arrest warrant should be issued against Gregorio Santos, governor of Cajamarca region, for alleged crimes committed such as corruption or nasty things. If issued and applied, Santos would be thrown in prison on remand until his trial comes up.
  • Yes, the same Gregorio Santos who’s the central figure of the anti-Conga protests.
  • Yes, the same Gregorio Santos who’s the single largest pain in the butt for the current national government.
  • Yes, the same Gregorio Santos who’s running for re-election in Cajamarca right now as is one of the three frontrunner candidates (according to the polls) with the vote coming in October. 

Hilarity ensues.

UPDATE: To add to the fun and frolics, the day before the hearing Santos’s defence lawyer has resigned and the judge has handed the case to a public register lawyer. 

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