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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.

Over half a ton of coca leaves confiscated in Central Peru operation
Posted by Zac Laval on Sep 21, 2017 Leave a comment

Over half a ton of coca leaves confiscated in Central Peru operation

On September 18 Peruvian police reported that they had seized 560 kilograms of coca leaves through a series of five coordinated busts in the Huanuco region of central Peru.

Peru govt touts eradication efforts after coca reduction
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru govt touts eradication efforts after coca reduction

An annual UN report on coca production indicates that Peru has reduced its national production by at least 6% in 2015. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  Full Article »

Peru swimmer barred from 2016 Olympics for doping
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru swimmer barred from 2016 Olympics for doping

Peruvian swimmer Mauricio Fiol has been banned from swimming competitions for four years after testing positive for steroids in the 2015 Panamerican Games. The International Federation of Swimming (FINA) issued  Full Article »

Canadian kills fellow tourist during ayahuasca ceremony
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 1 comment

Canadian kills fellow tourist during ayahuasca ceremony

A Canadian man killed his friend and fellow tourist after both men consumed ayahuasca in a ceremony outside Iquitos last night. According to Reuters, Joshua Freeman-Stevens stabbed British citizen Unais  Full Article »

What did Peru get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2015 Leave a comment

What did Peru get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Peru negotiated special terms in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure access to medicine and to protect certain national industries. Governments of member countries published the text of the agreement last  Full Article »

New Zealander dies in ayahuasca ceremony in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 22, 2015 Leave a comment

New Zealander dies in ayahuasca ceremony in Peru

A 24-year-old New Zealand man died in the Amazon jungle after consuming a tobacco tea on an ayahuasca retreat. Matthew Dawson-Clarke went into cardiac arrest on Sept. 4 after drinking  Full Article »

Pan Am Games to strip Peruvian marathoner’s gold medal
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 5, 2015 1 comment

Pan Am Games to strip Peruvian marathoner’s gold medal

Peruvian marathoner Gladys Tejeda will lose her gold medal won at the 2015 Pan American Games after testing positive for a banned substance. Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) president Julio  Full Article »

Four congressmen suspended in one week
Posted by Colin Post on May 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Four congressmen suspended in one week

Four congressmen representing three political parties were suspended for ethical infractions last week. Heriberto Benitez, a member of Luis Castañeda’s National Solidarity party representing Ancash, was suspended for 120 days for obstructing justice  Full Article »