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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 »

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 »

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 20, 2016 1 comment

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port

Authorities in Peru have seized more than 8 million specimens of dried seahorses destined for China from a container in Lima’s port of Callao. The seizure on June 7 of  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 »

Martial law has limited effect in reducing crime in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 8, 2016 1 comment

Martial law has limited effect in reducing crime in Peru

Peru’s declaration of emergencies in high-crime districts has not reduced crime in Callao or Chimbote. Three presidential candidates have called for Peru’s military to patrol city streets as rising crime  Full Article »

Peru declares martial law in two northern provinces
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru declares martial law in two northern provinces

Peru has declared martial law to fight organized crime in two provinces of Ancash state. The national government declared a 45-day state of emergency to dismantle gangs and combat rampant  Full Article »

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 1 comment

Three priests murdered by Shining Path beatified in Peru

Three priests who were murdered by Shining Path rebels in 1991 became Peru’s first martyrs beatified by the Catholic church on Saturday. Twenty-thousand people attended the beatification ceremony at Manuel  Full Article »