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Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

Peru Ends Decades of Emergency in Coca Growing Region

After 30 years, President Ollanta Humala announced the end of a state-of-emergency in Peru’s Upper Huallaga Valley, once the country’s top coca-growing region and home to Shining Path rebels. “We’ve made the decision to give a pleasant surprise to the Upper Huallaga,” Humala said, according to RPP Noticias. “We are lifting […]

Germany’s President visits Memory Museum in Peru

Germany’s President visits Memory Museum in Peru

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, arrived in Lima Thursday evening from Berlin, on an official visit focused on the inauguration of a special photographic exhibition at the new Lugar de la Memoria, or Memory Museum. His visit will begin Friday with a meeting with President Ollanta Humala, followed on […]

Prosecutor Seeks 25 Year Prison Sentence for Former Interior Minister Urresti

Prosecutor Seeks 25 Year Prison Sentence for Former Interior Minister Urresti

A state prosecutor has requested a 25-year prison sentence for Daniel Urresti, until recently Interior minister, for his alleged role in the murder of a journalist over 25 years ago in Ayacucho, local media reported. Urresti, a former army general and highly popular as Interior minister, is accused of being on the […]

Three Priests Killed By Peru Rebels to be Beatified

Three Priests Killed By Peru Rebels to be Beatified

Three Franciscan priests who were killed in the early 1990s by Shining Path rebels in Peru are to be beatified, according to Monsignor Luis Bambaren, bishop emeritus of Chimbote. Bambaren, who is in currently in Rome, said that Pope Frances might travel to Peru next year in order to preside over the ceremony, […]