Archive for September, 2008

Cuzco new “hot spot” of human trafficking in Peru

Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, is now the new “hot spot” for human trafficking in Peru, as child labor and sexual tourism are increasing at an alarming rate, a state prosecutor told the nation’s leading newspaper. “Cuzco has became a place where minors, and especially adolescents, are […]

Ex-presidential body guard ‘Lady Bi’ released from jail

Lady Bardales, the ex-police lieutenant and bodyguard to former President Alejandro Toledo, was released Thursday from the Santa Monica Women’s Prison in Chorrillos  after a state prosecutor dropped the charges of illegal enrichment against her. “I thank God because he has opened the jail’s doors after almost three months,” said […]

by · September 26, 2008 · 0 comments · Corruption, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics

Alleged Canadian drug trafficker wanted by DEA escapes Peruvian detention center

A jailed Canadian ex-cop facing charges for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine into Mexico and California tricked some lackadaisical police guards this week, knocking one of them out cold, and escaping to the anger and dismay of drug enforcement officials in the U.S. Embassy who were in the process of […]

by · September 25, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime, Law & Justice

Strikers end three-day take-over of Junín’s Electroandes Upamayo dam

Five hundred protesters ended their three-day occupation of the Electroandes Upamayo dam Thursday after a delegation sent by the Council of Ministers agreed to set up talks to address the local campesinos’ demands. An agreement was signed, said Junín mayor Percy Chagua Huaranga in comments to daily El Comercio, and […]

by · September 25, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Energy, Lima, Politics, Provinces