Law & Justice

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Humalas in 18-Month Custody, Judge Deems Flight Risk

Former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were sent to prison on Friday afternoon, to serve an 18-month preventive imprisonment term while investigations continue into allegations of corruption and money laundering.  Investigations have been ongoing for at least two years and are likely to continue for at least […]

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Seven people died on Monday, including two children, when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the north coast city of Chiclayo. The fire started on the roof, which was being used as storage for foam to make mattresses. The residential building also housed a mattress workshop on […]

Four People Missing in Fire in Downtown Lima

Four People Missing in Fire in Downtown Lima

Four people are still missing, more than 48 hours after a fire raged through a building of sweatshops and industrial warehouses in downtown Lima.  At least 18 people were injured, including two firemen who are now hospitalized. The fire was reported Thursday morning and spread quickly through a three-story building […]

Bringing the Comptroller under Control

Bringing the Comptroller under Control

Lawmakers in the ruling PPK party yesterday joined their Apra colleagues in Congress to demand the resignation of the Comptroller General, Edgar Alarcon. “The country needs a Comptroller General of the Republic who has the integrity and technical capability” to oversee public spending, said cabinet chief Fernando Zavala in a […]