Category: Peru

Peru Declares State of Emergency, Search For Kidnapped Workers Continues

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Peruvian government declared a 60-day state of emergency in the Echarate region following the kidnapping of dozens of gas pipeline workers who […] Read More >

Peru: Shining Path Rebels Capture, Then Release Gas Workers

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s Shining Path rebels kidnapped at least 29 natural gas workers reportedly employed by the Swedish firm Skanska on Monday, releasing most of them […] Read More >

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s Brother Complains of Prison Beating

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Peruvian President Ollanta Humala arranged to have his younger brother Antauro transferred to solitary confinement while he serves a 19-year prison sentence, but he […] Read More >

Three Killed in Peru Gold Mining Protests

Today in Latin America Top Story — At least three protesters were killed by gunfire Wednesday in Peru’s Amazon basin as informer gold miners demonstrated against government regulations on the illegal mining […] Read More >

Peru Tries to Block Spain’s Claim On Shipwrecked Treasure

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Peruvian government on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Spain from receiving a shipment of valuable coins discovered in a Spanish […] Read More >

Peru: Ollanta Humala Fires 30 Police Commanders In Corruption Clean-Up

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peruvian President Ollanta Humala fired two-thirds of the country’s top police commanders in a move intended to root out corruption. Thirty of Peru’s […] Read More >

Climate Change Poses Challenge For Peru

In Peru, climate change is already a troubling daily reality. Peru’s arid coast depends largely on glacial run-off for its water supply, especially during the long dry season. In the […] Read More >

Humala Sworn In As Peru’s New President; Promises Growth Will Include Poor

Peru swore in Ollanta Humala as the country’s new president Thursday, succeeding outgoing president Alán García. Humala, a former lieutenant colonel in the Peruvian army, campaigned on a platform of […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala Surprised By Obama During White House Meeting; Holds Talks With Clinton

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s President-elect Ollanta Humala had a surprise meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. Humala, who was in the U.S. to […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala Visits U.S. To Meet With Hillary Clinton; Possibly With Obama

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala is one his way to the United States for a number of  high-profile meetings Wednesday in Washington D.C. In his first trip to the U.S. since […] Read More >