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Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common  Full Article »

Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru

Clashes between protesters and police left one dead and 31 injured near the Parcoy gold mine in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad on Sunday. Disagreements between residents of the  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 »

Peru police kill protester near Las Bambas copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 15, 2016 1 comment

Peru police kill protester near Las Bambas copper mine

Police in Peru killed a protester on Friday while trying to clear a road near the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru’s Apurimac state. Clashes broke out when police tried  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 »

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 »

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2016 1 comment

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address

In his first Message to the Nation, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised running water, infrastructure, improved education and healthcare and more. Kuczynski was sworn as president on Thursday by congressional  Full Article »