Archive for April, 2008

Garcia announces 48-hour house cleaning at state-run Materials Bank

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President Garcia orders 48-hour shutdown of state-run Materials Bank amid corruption allegations

President Alan Garcia ordered a 48-shutdown Monday of the state-run Materials Bank and fired its entire board of directors after the Sunday night TV news magazine Cuarto Poder revealed that top executives had been awarding themselves credits for subsidized housing meant for Peru’s poor. Garcia said any bank officer, no […]

President Garcia backs interior minister over shooting deaths of campesinos during farmers strike

President Alan Garcia sprang to the defense Friday of Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro and Peru’s national police force, saying murder charges filed against a policeman for allegedly shooting down two campesinos during a nationwide farmer’s strike in February are trumped up. “It was absolutey clear from the autopsy — […]

Pilot reportedly says passenger’s midflight panick attack led to deadly Nazca Lines plane crash

The pilot and sole survivor in the airplane crash that killed five French tourists this week near the famed Nazca Lines reportedly says that the accident was caused by a deadly chain of events that started when one of his passengers suffered a panick attack midflight. From his hospital bed […]

by · April 11, 2008 · 0 comments · Accidents, Feature