Category: Peru

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 >

On the Eve of U.N. Climate Summit in Lima, Concerns Over Climate Change in Latin America

U.N. negotiators will meet this week in Lima, Peru, to begin the latest round of talks aimed at stopping climate change, and diplomats are expressing increasing optimism that a legally […] Read More >