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Peru’s opposition party kills anti-corruption bill
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 26, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s opposition party kills anti-corruption bill

Peru’s Popular Force party, led by Keiko Fujimori, has rejected a bill to strengthen prosecutors investigating money laundering, calling into question the party’s commitment to fighting corruption. The bill would have empowered the  Full Article »

Catholic society rocked by sexual abuse allegations in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Catholic society rocked by sexual abuse allegations in Peru

Peru’s attorney general has opened a sexual abuse investigation into Luis Fernando Figari, founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae (SCV) apostolic society. Last Sunday investigative news program Cuarto Poder featured  Full Article »

Peru’s congress recommends criminal investigation of first lady
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 31, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s congress recommends criminal investigation of first lady

Peru’s congressional committee investigating jailed influence-peddler Martin Belaunde has recommended criminal investigation into first lady Nadine Heredia for money laundering. The Belaunde commission issued its report which completes seven months  Full Article »

Peru’s cell phone tracking law faces little opposition
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s cell phone tracking law faces little opposition

A decree requiring telecommunications companies to provide police with the identity and location of cell phones has few critics in Peru. The cell phone tracking law known as “geolocalization,” which  Full Article »

Police foil assassination plot against Orellana prosecutor
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 28, 2015 1 comment

Police foil assassination plot against Orellana prosecutor

Peruvian police have disrupted a plot to assassinate the prosecutor developing money laundering, racketeering and fraud charges against Rodolfo Orellana. Police inadvertently happened upon the plan to assassinate special prosecutor  Full Article »

Attorney general dismissed for misconduct in Cesar Alvarez investigations
Posted by Colin Post on May 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Attorney general dismissed for misconduct in Cesar Alvarez investigations

For the first time in Peru’s history, a judicial oversight commission voted to dismiss attorney general Carlos Ramos today. The commission voted five to one to dismiss Ramos for each  Full Article »

Government to arrest Pepe Julio Gutierrez, freeze Islay province funds
Posted by Colin Post on May 13, 2015 Leave a comment

Government to arrest Pepe Julio Gutierrez, freeze Islay province funds

In the face of fierce opposition to the Tia Maria copper mine in Arequipa, Peru’s government looks to regain control by arresting key protest leaders and cutting off financing. Peru’s interior  Full Article »