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Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path

Peru’s new defense minister, Jorge Nieto, will focus on stamping out the Shining Path guerrilla rebels who operate in the VRAEM, Peru’s main coca-producing region. Nieto announced his priorities after  Full Article »

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has accepted the resignation of defense minister Mariano Gonzalez after a news program revealed his affair with an aide. Last Sunday investigative news program Panorama  Full Article »

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s former soccer chief extradited to US, pleads not guilty

Manuel Burga, the former president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF), plead not guilty to corruption charges in a U.S. court after being extradited from Peru on Friday morning. As the head of  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2016 1 comment

Peru judge orders ex-President Humala to post bail in corruption probe

A court in Peru has ordered former President Ollanta Humala to post a $15,000 bond and restricted some liberties pending an investigation into corruption charges. After hearing prosecutors’ arguments against  Full Article »

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 »