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District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2016 1 comment

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru

Ronald Navarro, mayor of the Paimas district in Peru’s northern city of Piura, was shot and killed on Thursday. Two assailants on a motorcycle approached Navarro yesterday afternoon as he  Full Article »

District mayor assassinated in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 21, 2015 Leave a comment

District mayor assassinated in northern Peru

A district mayor in Peru’s northern state of Ancash was murdered along with his lawyer yesterday. Samanco district mayor Francisco Ariza and his lawyer Henry Aldea died when a group  Full Article »

Congress approves 90-day decree powers for Humala’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Congress approves 90-day decree powers for Humala’s government

Last night Peru’s congress voted to give President Ollanta Humala special powers to rule by decree in matters of the economy and crime for 90 days. In a special session  Full Article »

Squatter gangs battle at Morro Solar in Chorrillos
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 9, 2015 Leave a comment

Squatter gangs battle at Morro Solar in Chorrillos

Competing squatter gangs fought for land near a historic battle memorial in the south of Lima last week. Three weeks ago, over 1,000 squatters sectioned off small plots of land in  Full Article »

Lima police clash with squatters over cultural heritage site
Posted by Colin Post on May 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima police clash with squatters over cultural heritage site

Police fought with 400 squatters looking to settle land in a 50,000-acre archaeological site south of Lima yesterday. Located in the southern suburb of Villa Maria del Triunfo, the Tablada  Full Article »