Law & Justice

Earthquake victims protest government inaction

Residents in southern Peru began a 24-hour protest today over the State’s torpid reconstruction efforts following the magnitude-8 earthquake on August 15, 2007. According to the Office of Police Operations (Ceopol) in Ica, protestors blocked kilometer 292 and 293 of the Pan-American South highway leading into Ica. Protestors are calling […]

by · November 23, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters

Peru president plans to publish list of pardoned inmates convicted of terrorism

President Alan García plans to publicly identify hundreds of Peruvians who received pardons for terrorism convictions during Peru’s internal armed conflict — a move many say is a smoke screen to distract attention from mounting attacks by guerrillas in league with drug traffickers. “I’m going to make public a list […]

by · November 19, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency

Peru interior minister: deadly attack on police station not sign of new insurgency group

Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro rejected claims that a new insurgency is responsible for the attack on an Ocobamba police station in Peru’s southern Apurímac department. “The existence of a new terrorist group is pure speculation,” he told daily Peru.21. “The intelligence services have rejected this possibility.” Officers at the […]

by · November 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency

Peru rattled by aftershock of corruption following earthquake

The magnitude-8 earthquake that rocked Peru’s southern coast last August has been called the earthquake of corruption, as accusations of government mismanagment and profiteering continue to shake out. On August 20, Peru’s National Police found 76 bags stuffed with 330 pounds of donated food and clothing hoarded in the house […]

by · October 18, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters