Articles by: Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Humala: Prison and exile request politically motivated

Former presidential candidate and opposition leader, Ollanta Humala, says charges that he helped mastermind the 2005 armed assault on a remote police station in the southern town of Andahuaylas, in Apurímac Department, are politically motivated. The comments follow a request by State Prosecutor Gladys Fernández that Humala serve a 15-year […]

by · January 24, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Politics

Chilean lawmakers put the brakes on free trade talks with Peru

Chile’s Congress has rescinded the fast-track status of a Senate bill seeking free trade negotiations with Peru, citing Peru’s decision to file suite in the International Court of Justice in The Hague to settle the maritime border dispute between the two nations. Peru’s Foreign Minister José Antonio Garcia Belaunde told […]

by · January 24, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Business

Former Fujimori minister receives six year prison sentence

The former Agriculture Minister during the administration of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori received a seven year prison sentence Wednesday for fabricating signatures that helped Fujimori get reelected in 2000. Absalón Vásquez was found guilty of fabricating the signatures for the Vamos Vecino party ahead of Peru’s 2000 presidential elections, Agencia […]

by · January 24, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Politics

Family killed for halting coca production

A family of coca growers who had replaced their illicit yield for legal alternative crops was brutally executed Sunday morning in Peru’s eastern jungle province of Padre Abad, in Ucayali Department. The mayor of a local community told Radio Programas radio the crime was in retaliation for the family’s support […]

by · January 23, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Crime