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Peru’s judicial loopholes allow illegal mining to flourish
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru’s judicial loopholes allow illegal mining to flourish

Political and judicial loopholes mean that most illegal miners receive little or no punishment, according to El Comercio. On Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior reported through a public communique  Full Article »

Peru is second most dangerous country in the Americas, study shows
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru is second most dangerous country in the Americas, study shows

  The Barometer of the Americas 2016-2017 puts Peru second on the list of most dangerous countries in the Americas behind Venezuela. The survey, part of the Latin American Public Opinion  Full Article »

March against corruption calls for a general election before Vizcarra is sworn in
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 23, 2018 Leave a comment

March against corruption calls for a general election before Vizcarra is sworn in

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday evening in Plaza San Martin to protest against Peru’s unraveling political situation.  El Comercio warned that two bus services had been diverted and various bus stops  Full Article »

Former Peruvian Football Chief cleared of corruption
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Former Peruvian Football Chief cleared of corruption

Manuel Burga, a former top Peruvian football official, has been cleared of corruption in New York. Mr Burga, 60, who led football in the country as the president of Peru’s  Full Article »

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 »

Peru ranks third highest among Latin America for bribes
Posted by Zac Laval on Oct 10, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru ranks third highest among Latin America for bribes

  In a recent report by Transparency International (TI), Peru ranked third among countries in Latin America and the Caribbean for bribes. This places Peru behind only Mexico and Dominican  Full Article »

Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?
Posted by Erin Anderson on May 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Changing tides for Lima’s powerful Chim Pum Callao party?

After more than 20 years of undisputed influence in Lima’s port region of Callao, the local ruling political party Chim Pum Callao may be on its way out. Callao governor Felix Moreno was sentenced  Full Article »

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 18, 2017 3 comments

Judge in Peru orders former President Alejandro Toledo jailed

Former President Alejandro Toledo has been sentenced to 18 months preventative jailing following charges of money laundering and influence peddling. The ruling to jail Toledo also extends to his wife and  Full Article »

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 13, 2017 3 comments

Odebrecht confirms $3 million bribe paid to Peru’s ex-president

Odebrecht’s former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht has confirmed that his company paid $3 million in bribes to Peru’s former President Ollanta Humala in 2011. The former executive, who has been jailed  Full Article »

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 4, 2017 2 comments

Lima: Callao governor latest suspect in Odebrecht corruption

The regional governor of Callao is the latest high-profile figure implicated in the Odebrecht corruption scandal for allegedly accepting $4 million in bribes. Police raided three buildings linked to governor  Full Article »