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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 »

Police break up Peru gang dedicated to land fraud
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Police break up Peru gang dedicated to land fraud

On Tuesday, the Peruvian National Police captured 26 people involved in the criminal organization Los Malditos de Chumbivilcas, which included municipal leaders and other high-ranking officials. The Ministry of the  Full Article »

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 »

Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 3, 2017 Leave a comment

Armed police clash with drug traffickers in 205-kilo VRAEM cocaine lab raid

Armed police in Peru clashed with drug traffickers this week while raiding a cocaine factory in the south of the country.

Lima hosts international convention to fight organized crime and corruption
Posted by Jess Rapp on Oct 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Lima hosts international convention to fight organized crime and corruption

Prosecutors and attorney generals from 20 countries gathered in Lima last week to discuss improvements to judicial cooperation in the investigation of transnational organized crime.

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 25, 2017 Leave a comment

Police attacked in Amazonian region known for illegal gold mining

On the afternoon of Friday, September 22, a group of Peruvian police officers belonging to the Environmental Protection Authority of Peru (DEPMA) was ambushed in the region of Madre de Dios  Full Article »

Downtown Lima sees two high-profile shootings in one week
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 11, 2017 Leave a comment

Downtown Lima sees two high-profile shootings in one week

The Barrios Altos neighborhood in downtown Lima saw a police officer murdered and three children shot in two incidents last week. Last night unknown suspects aboard a motor-taxi opened fire  Full Article »

The long decline of Peru’s fugitive ex-President Alejandro Toledo
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 13, 2017 1 comment

The long decline of Peru’s fugitive ex-President Alejandro Toledo

From an anti-corruption activist to a fugitive from justice, a look at the tragic trajectory of Peru’s former President Alejandro Toledo. A judge in Lima on Thursday ordered Toledo jailed  Full Article »

Report says Peru’s former first lady linked to Odebrecht money
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Report says Peru’s former first lady linked to Odebrecht money

Two Brazilian newspapers reported that Peruvian prosecutors are investigating a possible paper trail of bribes paid by construction firm Odebrecht to former first lady Nadine Heredia. Brazilian newspapers Folha de  Full Article »

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Dec 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new defense minister to focus on defeating Shining Path

Peru’s new defense minister, Jorge Nieto, will focus on stamping out the Shining Path guerrilla rebels who operate in the VRAEM, Peru’s main coca-producing region. Nieto announced his priorities after  Full Article »