Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

Former President Alejandro Toledo has been sentenced to 18 months preventative jailing following charges of money laundering and influence peddling. The ruling to jail Toledo also extends to his wife and  Full Article »

Apr 18, 2017 Ξ 3 comments
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 18, 2017

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

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Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

Former President Alejandro Toledo has been sentenced to 18 months preventative jailing following charges of money laundering and influence peddling. The ruling to jail Toledo also extends to his wife and  Full Article »

Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 12, 2017

Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

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Peru to reevaluate environmental laws over La Oroya smelter

Peru’s environment ministry has proposed modifying laws restricting sulfur dioxide emissions to attract buyers for a century-old poly-metallic smelter. The Doe Run owned smelter and neighboring Cobriza copper mine priced  Full Article »

Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 25, 2017

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

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New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

The short film, “Racing in Cocaine Valley,” showcases the bizarre sport of rickshaw racing popular in the VRAEM region of Peru’s eastern jungles. A deadly sport in the dangerous VRAEM region  Full Article »

Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016

Peru’s trade agreement with Honduras takes effect in 2017

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Peru’s trade agreement with Honduras takes effect in 2017

The free-trade agreement between Peru and Honduras will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. The agreement which takes effect on Monday will eliminate Honduran taxes on 84% of Peru’s exports  Full Article »

Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 4, 2017

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption

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Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption

The regional governor of Callao is the latest high-profile figure implicated in the Odebrecht corruption scandal for allegedly accepting $4 million in bribes. Police raided three buildings linked to governor  Full Article »

Posted by Colin Post on Nov 14, 2016

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

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Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common  Full Article »