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Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?
Posted by Erin Anderson on May 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?

After more than 20 years of undisputed influence in Lima’s port region of Callao, the local ruling political party Chim Pum Callao may be on its way out. Callao governor Felix Moreno was sentenced  Full Article »

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 13, 2017 2 comments

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president

Odebrecht’s former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht has confirmed that his company paid $3 million in bribes to Peru’s former President Ollanta Humala in 2011. The former executive, who has been jailed  Full Article »

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 »

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2016 1 comment

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru

Ronald Navarro, mayor of the Paimas district in Peru’s northern city of Piura, was shot and killed on Thursday. Two assailants on a motorcycle approached Navarro yesterday afternoon as he  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 »

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Illegal mining destroying pristine national park in Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s failure to stop illegal mining in Madre de Dios has lead to sustained deforestation and pollution in the Tambopata National Reserve of the Amazon jungle. An Amazon conservation group released satellite  Full Article »

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 1, 2016 1 comment

Lima political boss gets five years for corruption

Former Callao governor and Chim Pum Callao party leader Alex Kouri has been sentenced to five years in prison for bid-rigging. The decision concludes over 12 years of investigations and  Full Article »

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 24, 2016 1 comment

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador

Former Tumbes governor Gerardo Viñas was extradited from Ecuador to face more than 30 corruption charges in Peru. The former governor of Peru’s northern border state of Tumbes ranked among the  Full Article »

Peru to extradite soccer boss to US on FIFA corruption charges
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru to extradite soccer boss to US on FIFA corruption charges

A court in Peru has approved the extradition of former Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) director Manuel Burga to the United States. Judge Javier Villa ruled that Burga could be extradited  Full Article »