Crime

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex-President Fujimori Hospitalized for Tests

Ex President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Sunday for treatment of low blood pressure and an intense pain in his shoulder.  Preliminary tests on Monday at the private Japanese-Peruvian Clinic showed that he is suffering from hemorrhagic gastritis. Fujimori’s primary doctor, congressman and former Health minister Alejandro Aguinaga, said more tests […]

Callao Emergency Crime Strategy Continues

In one of his first executive decisions, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has extended the state of emergency in the port city of Callao for a further 30 days.  The measure was first applied in late December 2015 and has been renewed monthly since then. The state of emergency allows the […]

Humala Grants Pardon to Woman who Assaulted Policeman

Humala Grants Pardon to Woman who Assaulted Policeman

On his last day in office, President Ollanta Humala granted pardon to Silvana Buscaglia, who was imprisoned six months ago, found guilty of physically assaulting a policeman at the Jorge Chavez airport. Buscaglia, wrongfully parked, was detained and immediately imprisoned under a new flagrante delicto law. A video (below) taken […]

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

Alberto Fujimori Files New Request for Presidential Pardon

The Presidential Pardons Commission met this Monday to begin evaluating a request filed on Friday July 22 by ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Also on Friday, hundreds of supporters were bussed into the Plaza San Martin for a rally and march […]