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Victims of Internal Conflict Found in Mass Graves

April 14, 2014 10:18 pm0 comments

Mass graves of individuals killed during Peru’s violent internal conflict against leftist rebels have been uncovered near a native community in the Amazon region, according to RPP Noticias. RPP reported that 15 mass graves were found in an area near the native community of Mapotoa, which is located in the […]

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National Geographic Museum Showcases Pre-Inca Craftmanship

April 11, 2014 12:27 pm0 comments
National Geographic Museum Showcases Pre-Inca Craftmanship

The National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. has opened an exhibition showcasing the craftsmanship in gold and silver of Peru’s pre-Inca civilizations. The exhibit,  Peruvian Gold: Ancient Treasures Unearthed, is described as a “journey through civilizations from 1250 B.C. to A.D. 1450, learning through the ceremonial gold, silver, ceramics, and […]

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Report: Shining Path Allegedly Provided Funds for Movadef

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A political group that has close ties to the Shining Path insurgency allegedly received some 500,000 soles ($179,000) from a cell of the terrorist group involved in drug trafficking, according to newspaper El Comercio, citing an unnamed source. On Thursday, police arrested about two dozen members of the Movement for […]

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International Analysis: Talks with Militants Divide Pakistan

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By Imtiaz Gul —The Mark News—  With a clear political vision, categorical demands for the release of prisoners, and for space in what it calls its “area of influence,” the banned terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is slowly moving towards securing political legitimacy. On April 3, as a goodwill gesture, the […]

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Police Arrest 24 Members of Group Connected to Shining Path

April 10, 2014 1:24 pm1 comment
Police Arrest 24 Members of Group Connected to Shining Path

Peruvian police arrested late Thursday 24 members of a political group that has close ties with the original founders of the Shining Path insurgency, the government said. The Interior Ministry said the operation against the organization, called the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (Movadef) was carried out simultaneously in […]

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Lawmaker Seeks Harsh Punishment for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage

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Lawmaker Seeks Harsh Punishment for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage

An opposition lawmaker is proposing drastic punishment for people who damage cultural heritage: a 15 year prison sentence. Congressman Aldo Bardalez, a member of the right-wing party loyal to jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori, is calling on parliament to debate and pass a law that would punish individuals with up to […]

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