Category: Peru

Court says Alberto Fujimori could face new trial

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori could be tried again, a court decided on Monday. This news comes after current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski granted him on […] Read More >

Fujimori Wins First Round of Peruvian Presidential Elections, Will Face Runoff in June

Top Story — The center-right candidate Keiko Fujimori won the first round of presidential elections in Peru on Sunday, during a weekend rocked by political violence that left three people […] Read More >

Andean Leaders Face Corruption Probes

Top Story — The presidents of Peru and Bolivia have both been associated with large-scale corruption investigations in recent days. A Brazilian federal police report from Feb. 5 asserts that […] Read More >

Peru Will Probe Military Collusion With Traffickers After Damning Report

Top Story — Peruvian authorities on Wednesday announced they will investigate corruption in the armed forces following an investigation by The Associated Press detailing the near impunity with which illegal flights […] Read More >

Peru Declares State of Emergency Over Anti-Mining Protest Deaths

Top Story — The Peruvian government on Tuesday called a 30-day state of emergency following a clash between anti-mining protesters and police that left four people dead and 22 injured. […] Read More >

Peru To Hold Talks With Isolated Tribe For First Time

Top Story — Government anthropologists from Peru are attempting to talk with a largely isolated clan of the Mashco Piro Indians for the first time, in order to understand why […] Read More >

One Killed, Two Injured in Peru Mining Clashes

Top Story — One person was killed and two were injured in Peru on Tuesday, as protesters clashed with police during demonstrations against a $1.4 billion copper mining project. The […] Read More >

Former Peruvian Minister Charged With the Killing of a Journalist in 1988

Top Story — A former minister on track to run for president in Peru has been charged with the murder of a journalist 26 years ago during the country’s internal […] Read More >

Espionage Allegations Threaten Relations Between Peru and Chile

Top Story — The diplomatic crisis between Peru and Chile over a suspected spying plot intensified over the weekend as Peruvian President Ollanta Humala sent a strongly worded letter to […] Read More >

Argentine Oil Firm Halts Work in Area of Peru

Top Story — An Argentine oil company announced on Wednesday that it will cease operations in an area of the Peruvian Amazon after reportedly being asked to leave the area […] Read More >