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Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads

Dozens of people were killed during holiday travels on Peru’s dangerous rural highways. At least 46 people died in fatal car and bus accidents around Peru since Dec. 20. Almost  Full Article »

Governor jailed for corruption in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 4, 2016 1 comment

Governor jailed for corruption in northern Peru

Waldo Rios, governor of Peru’s northern Ancash state, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for collusion in awarding public contracts. A court in Ancash sentenced Rios to  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 »

Martial law extended to nine months in northern Peru province
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Martial law extended to nine months in northern Peru province

Peru’s government has extended martial law due to high crime for the fifth time in the Santa and Casma provinces of Ancash state. Last week a group of officials sent a  Full Article »

Four mountain climbers killed in Peru avalanche
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 26, 2016 1 comment

Four mountain climbers killed in Peru avalanche

Four mountain climbers perished in Peru’s northern state of Ancash after being overwhelmed by an avalanche last week. A team of nine climbers and porters from Peru, Mexico and Spain  Full Article »

American film highlights Peru’s sovereign-debt dispute
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 19, 2016 1 comment

American film highlights Peru’s sovereign-debt dispute

“The Debt,” an American film which explores Peru’s sovereign-debt lawsuit and other issues, opened in U.S. theaters last week. The film’s plot entwines the stories of American hedge fund manager Oliver,  Full Article »

Crop-spraying plane sickens 92 children in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Crop-spraying plane sickens 92 children in northern Peru

A plane spraying herbicide near a high school in Ancash poisoned 92 students and three teachers on Tuesday. The crop-dusting plane sprayed a sugar cane field adjacent to the San  Full Article »

Peru police official arrested with 119 kilos of cocaine
Posted by Colin Post on May 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru police official arrested with 119 kilos of cocaine

Peru police arrested Nuevo Chimbote police chief Freddy Tuesta in the northern state of Ancash with over 119 kilos of cocaine on Saturday. The police chief of the Buenos Aires  Full Article »

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Lima’s high-crime port district under six months of martial law

Peru’s national government agreed to extend a state of emergency to fight crime in Lima’s Callao district for 45 more days on Thursday. The third extension of the legal measure  Full Article »

Peru: fugitive governor faces removal from office
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: fugitive governor faces removal from office

Peru’s northern state of Ancash has begun proceedings to remove governor Waldo Rios after he went into hiding last Friday to avoid corruption charges. Rios skipped two hearings in state  Full Article »