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Peru approves bill to combat corruption in Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru approves bill to combat corruption in Congress

Peru’s congress has enacted a new law aimed at curbing the influence of drug trafficking and organized crime in government. If a member of congress is unseated for having links to drug  Full Article »

Chile: ‘We do not condone spying’
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Chile: ‘We do not condone spying’

A Chilean official announced that his government does not condone spying. In responding to a letter of protest from Peru over an espionage case between the two countries’ naval forces, Chile’s  Full Article »

Restaurant robberies an increasing concern in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Restaurant robberies an increasing concern in Lima

Celebrity chef, Gaston Acurio, highlighted the danger to Peruvian tourism in remarks about the wave of restaurant robberies in Lima. On Feb. 18, the United States embassy issued a security message  Full Article »

Peru justice minister accused of peddling influence
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru justice minister accused of peddling influence

Anti-corruption prosecutors have accused Peru’s justice minister, Fredy Otarola, of using his position to secure government jobs for friends and allies. Peruvian television news program, Panorama, revealed leaked emails and  Full Article »

Peru’s former interior minister indicted for murder
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s former interior minister indicted for murder

The attorney general in charge of investigating the 1988 murder of a journalist has requested a prison sentence of 25 years for the former interior minister, Daniel Urresti. The attorney  Full Article »

Peru-Chile relations tense during espionage proceedings
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru-Chile relations tense during espionage proceedings

Peru recalled its ambassador to Chile on Saturday after submitting the names of two Chilean naval officers allegedly involved in an espionage case against Peru. After revelations of Chilean espionage  Full Article »

More financial irregularities at Peru’s ruling party
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 23, 2015 Leave a comment

More financial irregularities at Peru’s ruling party

Peru’s governing party faces new scrutiny after accusations of illegal campaign donations and fraud.

Three in Peru’s navy accused of spying for Chile
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Three in Peru’s navy accused of spying for Chile

Two Peruvian sailors are accused of providing information to Chile from 2005 through 2012. Johnny Philco, a communications technician, and Alfredo Dominguez, an intelligence analyst, are being held in the  Full Article »

Peru’s President shuffles cabinet amid lowest approval to date
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s President shuffles cabinet amid lowest approval to date

President Ollanta Humala announced yesterday another change in his cabinet ministers. At the Justice and Human Rights Ministry, Daniel Figallo is replaced with Fredy Otarola. At the Interior Ministry, Daniel  Full Article »

Nadine Heredia mired in corruption charges
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Nadine Heredia mired in corruption charges

Authorities are investigating Peru first lady Nadine Heredia for corruption and money laundering. Heredia’s lawyer Anibal Quiroga announced that Heredia is considering a lawsuit against media company Acciones and has taken legal  Full Article »