Crime

International Cooperation to Fight Organized Crime

International Cooperation to Fight Organized Crime

Prosecutors and attorneys general from 20 countries — including the U.S., the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Mexico and most of Latin America —were in Lima this week, to discuss mechanisms for greater judiciary cooperation in transnational cases of organized crime, corruption and money laundering. The host of the three-day convention was Peru’s […]

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 […]

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

FIFA’s New Administrator Faces Challenges and Old Biases

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias — Four months after her appointment as FIFA’s new secretary general, Senegalese Fatma Samoura – the organization’s first woman and first African in that position – faces many challenges to reform the image of the international football body. After investigations by US and Swiss authorities into corruption […]