Crime

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

Alberto Fujimori to Face Trial in Pativilca Case

When former President Alberto Fujimori was granted his controversial pardon on Christmas Eve last year, one of the questions was whether this would exclude him from any pending investigation or trial. This week in a unanimous vote, the National Criminal Court ruled that the pardon did not include exemption from […]

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

Death Penalty Talk Revives Criticism of Human Rights Court

The arrest of a man who has confessed to raping and killing an 11-year-old girl, and burning her remains, has revived the call among some members of Congress to reinstate the death penalty. Under the 1979 Constitution, the death penalty was abolished except for crimes of treason during times of […]

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 […]