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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known Full Article »
The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common Full Article »