Crime

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

More than four thousand archaeological and historical pieces were exhibited last week at the Ministry of Culture, to celebrate the success by the Ministry of Foreign Relations in recovering the artifacts from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Spain and the United States. The pieces include prehispanic pots and textiles, Colonial Cusco-school paintings, […]

Callao: State of Emergency Extended 60 Days to Fight Crime

The government has extended the state of emergency in the port city of Callao for a further 60 days, in an effort to permit broader police action to reduce delinquency and violent crime. The measure — which Interior minister José Luis Pérez Guadalupe said was to prevent possible gang wars […]

String of Deadly Street Robberies in Peru Capital Raises Crime Concern

String of Deadly Street Robberies in Peru Capital Raises Crime Concern

    A string of deadly robberies this month has raised concerns in Lima as students as young as 15 years old are targeted for their cellphones, according to local media reports. Since May 3, five young men and women have been shot, with at least three killed, following their […]

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]