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National Police capture 18 members of notorious ‘Los Bolongos’ gang
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 15, 2018 Leave a comment

National Police capture 18 members of notorious ‘Los Bolongos’ gang

On Thursday morning, the Peruvian National Police captured 18 members of ‘Los Bolongos’ gang, who authorities have tied to least 39 murders since 2009. In charge of the operation, the  Full Article »

Dangerous roads take another life as heavy rains provoke landslide in Peru
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 12, 2018 Leave a comment

Dangerous roads take another life as heavy rains provoke landslide in Peru

A landslide occurred Sunday on the route that leads to Paucartambo, in the Cusco region, killing a woman who was walking on the road. El Comercio released the identity of  Full Article »

Brother of Peru’s worst serial killer sentenced to death in Japan
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Brother of Peru’s worst serial killer sentenced to death in Japan

The brother of Peru’s worst serial killer has become the first Peruvian to be sentenced to death in Japan after a Thursday decision tying him to the murder of six  Full Article »

Peru bus plummets down 100-meter gorge in third deadly bus crash of year
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru bus plummets down 100-meter gorge in third deadly bus crash of year

Eleven people have died and more than 20 have been injured in yet another bus crash in Peru, according to local news station Canal N. The bus was travelling south from  Full Article »

Latin American countries finalize a historic accord to protect environmental activists
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Latin American countries finalize a historic accord to protect environmental activists

  A historic treaty has been agreed upon in San Jose, Costa Rica this weekend to provide protection for environmental activists and “democratize” environmental issues in Latin America and the  Full Article »

Peru’s volunteer firefighters receive generous donation from Japan
Posted by Frances Jenner on Feb 26, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru’s volunteer firefighters receive generous donation from Japan

Japan has donated 10 vehicles to Peru’s National Firefighting Group (INBP), which will be sent to voluntary firefighters in Lima, Callao and Madre de Dios, according to a statement from the  Full Article »

New youth labour law stirs protest among nation’s students
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Feb 23, 2018 Leave a comment

New youth labour law stirs protest among nation’s students

A controversial legislative measure that has been nicknamed the ‘youth slave law’ is currently in the process of being passed by the Peruvian Congress. Congresswoman Rosa Bartra of Fuerza Popular  Full Article »

Bus plunges 100m off Pan-American highway cliff, killing at least 44 people
Posted by Jess Rapp on Feb 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Bus plunges 100m off Pan-American highway cliff, killing at least 44 people

A coach plunged off the Pan-American Highway today, killing at least 44 people and injuring 23.

Former President Alejandro Toledo could be extradited from U.S. to Perú
Posted by Jamie Rosenfield on Feb 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Former President Alejandro Toledo could be extradited from U.S. to Perú

A Peruvian judge has requested the permission of the United States to extradite the ex-president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, back to his home country to face trial on corruption charges.  Full Article »

Alberto Fujimori to be tried for death-squad killings despite recent pardon
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on Feb 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Alberto Fujimori to be tried for death-squad killings despite recent pardon

Just two months after being released from prison on a pardon, former Peru President Alberto Fujimori will be going back to trial, according to a Monday decision. A Peruvian court ruled  Full Article »