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Political violence leaves three dead in eastern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Political violence leaves three dead in eastern Peru

Clashes between political factions in Peru’s eastern state of Ucayali have left at least three people dead and dozens injured. Ucayali’s tiny town of Curimana was the site of deadly  Full Article »

Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro

Peru’s government is taking a leading role in pressuring the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the midst of Venezuela’s political crisis. Peru’s president and Congress on Thursday both called  Full Article »

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Tourist struck by lightning at Machu Picchu in Peru

A Spanish tourist and a Peruvian national were struck by lightning while visiting the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Cusco on Monday. Spanish citizen Maria Mendez and her Peruvian  Full Article »

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government

Prosecutors have indicted an official in the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski just two weeks after a first corruption scandal was made public. Peru’s attorney general’s office has charged  Full Article »

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has announced a plan aimed at limiting corruption in government in the wake of a scandal involving a healthcare adviser. Kuczynski presented his five-point plan less  Full Article »

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 1 comment

Pollution suspected in deaths of 10,000 endangered frogs in Peru

Peru is investigating the deaths of at least 10,000 Titicaca water frogs in a river north of Lake Titicaca in the southern state of Puno. Environmental activists brought 100 of  Full Article »

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru: law prohibits members of Congress from switching parties

Peru’s Congress on Thursday passed a law which punishes legislators who resign from the political party they were elected with during their term. Congress passed the Defections Law with 70  Full Article »

Peru investigates former President Humala for money laundering
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru investigates former President Humala for money laundering

Prosecutors in Peru have formally opened a money-laundering investigation into former President Ollanta Humala. The news that prosecutor German Juarez had officially included Humala in his investigation into the Peruvian  Full Article »

Peru’s new government faces first corruption scandal
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new government faces first corruption scandal

A presidential adviser who tried to use his influence to plan lucrative contracts has shaken the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Carlos Moreno, former healthcare adviser to the president,  Full Article »

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2016 1 comment

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru

Ronald Navarro, mayor of the Paimas district in Peru’s northern city of Piura, was shot and killed on Thursday. Two assailants on a motorcycle approached Navarro yesterday afternoon as he  Full Article »