Archive for December, 2007

Peru owes millions to human rights victims

Peru owes nearly $9 million in compensation payments ordered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and agreed to before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. According to Agencia Andina, recipients of the outstanding payments include congressional workers who are owed $3,890,000 stemming from their unlawful firings following former President […]

by · December 27, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime

U.S.-owned Doe Run smelter reportedly faces legal action for Peru contamination

The Missouri-based Doe Run Company is facing legal action in the United States for contamination at its poly-metallic smelter in the Peruvian town of La Oroya, in Junín department. According to daily La República, two American missionaries filed suit against Doe Run, citing a 2005 environmental study at the University […]

by · December 27, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Mining

Anticorruption court sentences ex-general and ex-intelligence chief to six years in prison

The former commander general of Peru’s Air Force, Eslevan Bello, and the former head of Peru’s intelligence service, Humberto Rozas Bonicelli, were found guilty today of helping jailed ex-presidential advisor Vladimiro Montesinos escape to Panama amid a bribery scandal in 2000. According to daily La República, the Third Anticorruption Court […]

by · December 27, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime

Gunmen ambush Peru police on remote Andean road

Peru police have begun a search for gunmen who ambushed a police patrol this morning. About 20 to 30 people armed with grenades and machine guns ambushed the patrol in Huanta province, in Ayacucho Department, killing officers Alberto Quispe Argumedo and Julio César Solano Cipriano and injuring officer Elías Pahuacho […]

by · December 24, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Crime