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Law may open foreign investment in Peru’s border regions
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 5, 2016 1 comment

Law may open foreign investment in Peru’s border regions

Legislators in Tacna and Tumbes are looking to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in investment by amending Peru’s Constitution to allow foreign capital into border regions. Article 71 of  Full Article »

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 24, 2016 1 comment

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador

Former Tumbes governor Gerardo Viñas was extradited from Ecuador to face more than 30 corruption charges in Peru. The former governor of Peru’s northern border state of Tumbes ranked among the  Full Article »

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 15, 2016 1 comment

Luck and persistence take Peru to Copa America quarterfinals

Peru has emerged from group play with two shaky victories over Brazil and Haiti to advance to the elimination stage in the Copa America Centenario. After an unimpressive victory over  Full Article »

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 25, 2016 1 comment

Northern Peru braces for mosquito-borne Zika virus

The health director of Peru’s northern state of Tumbes has requested the national government declare a state of emergency to combat a possible outbreak of the Zika virus. Authorities are  Full Article »

Former head of Peru soccer indicted in US probe of FIFA
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Former head of Peru soccer indicted in US probe of FIFA

U.S. prosecutors have charged 16 soccer officials including former Peruvian Soccer Federation (FPF) president Manuel Burga in its FIFA corruption probe. Swiss police arrested the presidents of FIFA’s confederations for  Full Article »

Peru drug baron Gerald Oropeza arrested in Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru drug baron Gerald Oropeza arrested in Ecuador

Alleged drug trafficker Gerald Oropeza was arrested in Ecuador and extradited to Peru on Sunday. Nicknamed “Tony Montana” by Peruvian newspapers, Oropeza captured national attention in April when his Porsche  Full Article »

Argentina to return 4,500 artifacts to Peru and Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Argentina to return 4,500 artifacts to Peru and Ecuador

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez announced that her government would return over 4,500 cultural artifacts to Peru and Ecuador. Fernandez made the announcement at during the opening of expansions to Argentina’s  Full Article »

Mosquito-borne disease epidemic spreads in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Mosquito-borne disease epidemic spreads in northern Peru

Peru has declared a health emergency in the northern state of Tumbes after increasing cases of dengue fever and chikungunya. The health ministry’s declaration of a 90-day health emergency in  Full Article »