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Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid

Armed police in Peru clashed with drug traffickers this week while raiding a cocaine factory in the south of the country.

2007 Peru Earthquake 10 years on: Is Peru prepared for the next big one?
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 24, 2017 Leave a comment

2007 Peru Earthquake 10 years on: Is Peru prepared for the next big one?

On August 15, 2007, at 6:40 in the evening, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the central coast of Peru leaving 597 people dead, and injuring over two thousand more.  Full Article »

New revelations in the Odebrecht scandal: Was PPK involved?
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 15, 2017 Leave a comment

New revelations in the Odebrecht scandal: Was PPK involved?

Marcelo Odebrecht’s questioning by Peruvian prosecutors last week in Curitiba confirmed the financing of Keiko Fujimori’s campaign in 2011. However, the latest sources have revealed that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski  Full Article »

Peru and Australia sign free trade pact at APEC Summit
Posted by Peter Andringa on Nov 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru and Australia sign free trade pact at APEC Summit

Peru and Australia signed a free trade pact today that does away with 99% of tariffs on imported goods from Australia, securing Peruvian exporters greater access to Australian markets.

Marcelo Odebrecht questioned for over four hours, answers unconfirmed
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Marcelo Odebrecht questioned for over four hours, answers unconfirmed

Marcelo Odebrecht, former CEO of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, testified before Peruvian prosecutors for over four hours yesterday in Curitiba, Brazil.

Marcelo Odebrecht faces questions over his connections with Keiko Fujimori and former Peruvian presidents
Posted by Jess Rapp on Nov 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Marcelo Odebrecht faces questions over his connections with Keiko Fujimori and former Peruvian presidents

Marcelo Odebrecht, former CEO of Brazilian construction company that bears his name, will be questioned today about Keiko Fujimori’s, Alan García’s and Ollanta Humala’s alleged links to the Odebrecht corruption  Full Article »

Investigation into Keiko Fujimori and ex-congressman Joaquín Ramírez reopened
Posted by Peter Andringa on Nov 7, 2017 Leave a comment

Investigation into Keiko Fujimori and ex-congressman Joaquín Ramírez reopened

The Public Ministry of Peru has reopened a money laundering investigation involving former Fuerza Popular congressman Joaquín Ramírez and Fuerza popular leader Keiko Fujimori.

Half of Peru’s prisoners are serving time without a sentence
Posted by Jess Rapp on Oct 26, 2017 Leave a comment

Half of Peru’s prisoners are serving time without a sentence

President of the Judiciary Duberli Rodríguez said this week that more than half of Peru’s prison population is serving time without having received a prison sentence.

Medical marijuana is now legal in Peru
Posted by Nic Waddell on Oct 20, 2017 1 comment

Medical marijuana is now legal in Peru

Late Thursday night, Peru’s Congress passed the bill to legalize medical marijuana in a vote 68 – 5. 

Canadian man missing for more than 2 weeks in Peru
Posted by Omar Elorfaly on Oct 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Canadian man missing for more than 2 weeks in Peru

A Canadian mother flew to Peru this week to search for her son, who she said nobody’s heard from for more than two weeks. Twenty-two year old Jesse Galganov left Montreal  Full Article »