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Peru: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: judge frees 29 gang members outside Lima

Government and law-enforcement officials in Peru are denouncing two judges’ decision to free 42 alleged gang members in provincial Lima and Chiclayo. A judge in a rural province outside Lima  Full Article »

Peru tries new program to fight crime in northern city of Trujillo
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 8, 2016 1 comment

Peru tries new program to fight crime in northern city of Trujillo

Peru’s interior minister Carlos Basombrio visited the northern city of Trujillo to implement the “Safe Neighborhood” pilot program in an effort to reduce crime. Basombrio has selected Trujillo’s La Esperanza, Florencia de Mora and El Porvenir districts, which  Full Article »

Peru forces dozens into retirement in shake-up of police force
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 6, 2016 1 comment

Peru forces dozens into retirement in shake-up of police force

Peru’s interior ministry has retired almost half of the police force’s leadership in a reorganization aimed at reducing bureaucracy and increasing effectiveness. After a one-month evaluation period, interior minister Carlos  Full Article »

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 26, 2016 1 comment

Martial law extended for sixth time in Lima port district

Peru’s government has announced the sixth extension of martial law to give law enforcement more time to gain control over rising crime in Callao. The Lima port district home to 1 million  Full Article »

Opposition makes Peru government kneel in confidence vote
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 20, 2016 1 comment

Opposition makes Peru government kneel in confidence vote

Peru’s Congress gave the new government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a vote of confidence after two full days of debate. Peru’s Constitution requires each new government’s Cabinet chief to  Full Article »

Peru’s rewards scheme nets arrests of most-wanted fugitives
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s rewards scheme nets arrests of most-wanted fugitives

The expansion of Peru’s rewards program has led to the arrests of six of Peru’s most-wanted fugitives in less than two weeks. Peru’s interior ministry announced today that the leader  Full Article »

Peru’s new government outlines plan to fight rising crime
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new government outlines plan to fight rising crime

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and members of his Cabinet have outlined a package of reforms aimed at combating crime in Peru. Rising crime was the top concern for voters in  Full Article »

Peru police planned extrajudicial killings to earn promotions: report
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 2, 2016 1 comment

Peru police planned extrajudicial killings to earn promotions: report

Prosecutors in Peru are investigating dozens of police officers for planning extrajudicial killings in the shooting deaths of at least 27 suspects. La Republica and Cuarto Poder have reported on  Full Article »

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Martial law in Lima port district extended to nine months

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski extended the state of emergency in Callao by 30 days as his interior minister promised tough new measures to fight crime. In one of his new  Full Article »

Peru President-elect Kuczynski’s new Cabinet ministers
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru President-elect Kuczynski’s new Cabinet ministers

President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski unveiled the 19 Cabinet ministers who will lead his government on Friday. Kuczynski had confirmed last Sunday that former finance minister and beer company executive Fernando Zavala would  Full Article »