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Mayor assassinated in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Mayor assassinated in southern Peru

A district mayor in Peru’s southern Apurimac department was assassinated just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday morning as he was returning from a trip to Cusco. Four assailants opened fire on  Full Article »

Peru to request extradition of political operative from Bolivia
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru to request extradition of political operative from Bolivia

Peru will formally request extradition of Martin Belaunde, a key figure in Ancash department corruption scandals, from Bolivia. Belaunde fled to Bolivia during last year’s high-profile investigation into organized corruption  Full Article »

Government negotiates after violent protests in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Government negotiates after violent protests in southern Peru

The Peruvian government has stepped in to negotiate after daily protests resulted in looting and violence in Apurimac department. Over 10,000 local residents have marched against local electricity company, Electro  Full Article »

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.