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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’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 implements martial law to fight crime in Lima port district
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru implements martial law to fight crime in Lima port district

President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency in Lima’s port district of Callao to tackle growing organized crime gangs. The state of emergency published in Peru’s state newspaper  Full Article »

Municipal whistleblower murdered outside Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 2, 2015 1 comment

Municipal whistleblower murdered outside Lima

Wilbur Castillo, a municipal employee in Callao who exposed a wiretapping scandal in 2012, was murdered in Callao this morning. Castillo was driving through Callao’s La Perla district when two  Full Article »

Tia Maria protest leaders received thousands of dollars
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Tia Maria protest leaders received thousands of dollars

Investigators revealed that leaders of the opposition to the Tia Maria copper project received thousands of dollars from a lawyer representing Southern Copper. Prosecutors investigating environmentalist lawyer Jesus Gomez after  Full Article »

Peru to privatize prison system
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru to privatize prison system

Peru enacted laws yesterday which would allow for private companies to build and operate the nation’s prisons. President Ollanta Humala enacted by decree three laws aimed at tackling rising crime  Full Article »

Child killed in Lima bomb attack
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Child killed in Lima bomb attack

A 12-year-old girl was killed when a man detonated an improvised explosive on the roof of her Lima home just above her bed. The explosion occurred just before 3 a.m.  Full Article »

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 9, 2015 1 comment

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?

After citing a recent Ipsos poll which reported that crime is Peruvian voters’ top concern, a Peru Reports reader argued that corruption was a bigger problem. That reader may be right.  Full Article »

Peru debates classifying use of grenades as terrorist attacks
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru debates classifying use of grenades as terrorist attacks

Peru’s interior minister recommended classifying crimes committed with grenades under the country’s terrorism laws. Interior minister Jose Luis Perez made the statements in a press conference the day after a police  Full Article »

Grenade detonates, kills policeman outside Lima school
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Grenade detonates, kills policeman outside Lima school

Two grenades detonated outside a school in southern Lima, killing a police officer. A specialist with the Lima police’s bomb squad was working to deactivate the second when it detonated, destroying one of  Full Article »