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Top terrorism prosecutor dismissed
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Top terrorism prosecutor dismissed

Peru’s government has replaced its top anti-terrorism prosecutor five months after controversial remarks he made about a Peruvian play. President Ollanta Humala replaced Julio Galindo with Milko Ruiz today in  Full Article »

Agriculture minister contracts dengue virus in Piura
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Agriculture minister contracts dengue virus in Piura

Agriculture minister Juan Manuel Benites contracted the dengue virus while working in the northern state of Piura. Benites was working on measures to blunt the impact of the El Niño  Full Article »

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions

Peru’s interior minister has announced tough new regulations for cellular phone accounts as a measure to combat the country’s growing extortion gangs. According to interior minister Jose Luis Perez, an anonymous  Full Article »

Indigenous march in Lima to commemorate ‘El Baguazo’
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Indigenous march in Lima to commemorate ‘El Baguazo’

Indigenous rights groups from the Peruvian jungle will march in Lima tomorrow to commemorate the 2009 “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 dead. Demonstrators will meet at the Plaza San Martin  Full Article »

U.S. designates the Shining Path a ‘Narcotic Kingpin’
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2015 Leave a comment

U.S. designates the Shining Path a ‘Narcotic Kingpin’

The United States designated Peru’s Shining Path guerrilla army a “narcotic kingpin” today, which makes it a crime for any American citizen to do business with anybody affiliated with the organization.  Full Article »

Union leader assassinated near Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Union leader assassinated near Lima

The leader of a local construction workers union was assassinated in the Huaral province of Lima on Saturday. As Willy Mendoza was talking with his neighbor outside the front door  Full Article »

With Belaunde jailed, Nadine Heredia faces increased scrutiny
Posted by Colin Post on May 31, 2015 Leave a comment

With Belaunde jailed, Nadine Heredia faces increased scrutiny

First lady Nadine Heredia appeared before a special congressional committee to answer questions about her ties with jailed political operative Martin Belaunde. Heredia is the subject of several investigations involving  Full Article »

Martin Belaunde jailed in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on May 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Martin Belaunde jailed in Lima

After Bolivia extradited Martin Belaunde to Peru on Friday, the Peruvian fugitive facing embezzlement and money laundering charges was transferred to a Lima prison. Belaunde was arrested Thursday in Bolivia’s Beni state near the Brazilian  Full Article »

Belaunde captured, Fujimorista coalition looks to impeach justice minister
Posted by Colin Post on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Belaunde captured, Fujimorista coalition looks to impeach justice minister

A member of Peru’s congress submitted letters of impeachment against justice minister Gustavo Adrianzen just hours before fugitive Martin Belaunde was captured in Bolivia. Belaunde was arrested today in Bolivia’s  Full Article »

Michelle Rodriguez highlights child labor in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Michelle Rodriguez highlights child labor in Peru

American actress Michelle Rodriguez filmed a documentary segment highlighting young children working for a brick manufacturer in Peru. Rodriguez appears at a brick manufacturing site in an undisclosed location where she interviews “Dina,”  Full Article »