Fujimori faces Dec. 11 verdict

Peru’s Supreme Magistrate, Pedro Guillermo Urbina, announced yesterday that jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori will face verdict for the first of seven human rights and corruption charges on December 11. Fujimori is accused of sending military officers who posed as judicial officials with a fake search warrant to seize videos from […]

by · December 5, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Politics

Agencia Andina: Fujimori could face ¨self-coup¨ charges

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori could face charges for his 1992 ¨self-coup,¨ according to Agencia Andina. The head of Peru’s Extradition Unit, Omar Chehade, told Agencia Andina that officials are considering making a request to Chile to include ¨self-coup¨ charges as part of Fujimori’s extradition. Chile’s Supreme Court decided to extradite […]

by · November 30, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Law & Justice, Politics

Earthquake victims protest government inaction

Residents in southern Peru began a 24-hour protest today over the State’s torpid reconstruction efforts following the magnitude-8 earthquake on August 15, 2007. According to the Office of Police Operations (Ceopol) in Ica, protestors blocked kilometer 292 and 293 of the Pan-American South highway leading into Ica. Protestors are calling […]

by · November 23, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters

Peru rattled by aftershock of corruption following earthquake

The magnitude-8 earthquake that rocked Peru’s southern coast last August has been called the earthquake of corruption, as accusations of government mismanagment and profiteering continue to shake out. On August 20, Peru’s National Police found 76 bags stuffed with 330 pounds of donated food and clothing hoarded in the house […]

by · October 18, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters