Archive for August, 2008

Reconciliation in Peru still uncertain on five-year anniversary of Truth and Reconciliation Commission report

Five years after Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its report on two decades of political violence that left nearly  70,000 people dead, the nation is far from reconciled. Supporters of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is now on trial for human rights violations, violently disrupted a ceremony Thursday commemorating […]

Peru and Bolivia sign defense cooperation agreement

Peru and Bolivia signed a defense cooperation agreement to “continue moving forward in an open and determined manner” Friday, one month after a diplomatic crisis led Peru to recall its ambassador in La Paz after Bolivian President Evo Morales alleged that Peru was opening its doors to establish a permanent […]

by · August 30, 2008 · 0 comments · Andean Region, Feature, Lima, Politics

Peruvian counter-drug police foil shipment of semi-processed cocaine to Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel

Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel lost out on more than 700 kilos of cocaine paste worth approximately $24 million after Peruvian drug enforcement police seized the illicit cargo as it was being prepared for shipment from Peru to Mexico’s busiest port in the Pacific coast city of Manzanillo. The nighttime raid, […]

by · August 29, 2008 · 0 comments · Agro, Coca/Cocaine, Crime, Law & Justice

‘Lady of the Mask’ mummy unearthed in first intact Huari tomb in Peru’s capital

Peruvian archaeologists have unearthed a well-preserved 1,300-year-old female mummy in the pre-Columbian Pucllana ruins, a partially excavated rectangular mud-brick compound that was once part of the Huari Empire. So far 30 tombs have been excavated on the site, located in Lima’s posh Miraflores district. But this is the first one […]

by · August 27, 2008 · 0 comments · Archaeology