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Italy gives Peru dictator life in prison for 1970s murders
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 20, 2017 2 comments

Italy gives Peru dictator life in prison for 1970s murders

A court in Italy on Tuesday sentenced Peru’s former President Francisco Morales to life in prison for the murder of 23 Italian citizens. Morales was one of eight military figures  Full Article »

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 3, 2017 1 comment

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years

A republican-era mansion in downtown Lima’s Plaza Dos de Mayo was condemned after a fire in a musical-instruments store. Authorities say a short circuit caused the fire around 7:30 p.m.  Full Article »

Peru honors Francisco Bolognesi, fallen hero in War of the Pacific
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru honors Francisco Bolognesi, fallen hero in War of the Pacific

Peru’s central bank has issued a coin honoring 19th-century war hero Francisco Bolognesi, who was killed by Chilean invaders in 1880 during the War of the Pacific. The bank will  Full Article »

Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 30, 2016 1 comment

Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch

Peru’s central bank has issued a new sol coin featuring Tacna’s Parabolic Arch as the final edition of its Wealth and Pride series of collectors’ coins. The bank issued 12  Full Article »

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 16, 2016 1 comment

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire

The San Sebastian Temple in Cusco was almost completely destroyed in a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the 16th century church in Cusco’s San Sebastian district near  Full Article »

Remembering Yma Sumac, ‘The Peruvian Songbird,’ at 94
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Remembering Yma Sumac, ‘The Peruvian Songbird,’ at 94

Google’s homepage featured an image of Yma Sumac on Sept. 13, which would have marked the 94th birthday of the Peruvian soprano who found global fame with her four-octave voice. “The  Full Article »

Land mine explodes on Chile border, injuring two Peruvians
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 7, 2016 2 comments

Land mine explodes on Chile border, injuring two Peruvians

Two Peruvians were injured on Monday when an anti-personnel land mine detonated in Chile’s border region with Peru. The two men were illegally walking across the border from Chile into  Full Article »

Peru sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 2, 2016 1 comment

Peru sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre

A court in Peru sentenced 16 former soldiers for the 1985 massacre of 69 people in Ayacucho during the armed conflict with the Shining Path. The sentences ranging from 10  Full Article »

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 18, 2016 2 comments

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon

“When Two Worlds Collide,” a documentary about the “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 people dead, opened in theaters in the United States on Wednesday. The Sundance award-winning documentary showcases the  Full Article »

Hedge fund sues Peru for $1.6 billion over agrarian bonds
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 2, 2016 1 comment

Hedge fund sues Peru for $1.6 billion over agrarian bonds

Gramercy Funds Management has filed a $1.6 billion claim against Peru for its refusal to redeem land bonds from the 1970s agrarian reform. The Connecticut-based hedge fund has requested arbitration  Full Article »