Archive for November, 2008

Update: Shining Path ambush victim count up to five

A police officer wounded during an ambush by suspected Shining Path rebels armed with machine guns died Thursday, bringing the victim count up to five. Officer Próspero Martínez Galindo died late last night, after spending two days in a military hospital’s intensive care unit. Some 40 guerrillas armed with automatic […]

by · November 28, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime, Insurgency

Casapalca mine workers end 4-day protest that left one policeman dead

Miners ended protests and cleared blocked roads Friday in the mining town of Casapalca – located in the Lima hills, more than 3,800 meters above sea level – four days after violent protests left five people dead, including a police officer who was crushed by a large stone. According to […]

by · November 28, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Crime, Lima, Mining, Politics, Provinces

Face on a milk carton? Peruvian NGO distributes thousands of matchboxes stamped with faces of male assassins and abusers

Peruvian women’s rights groups distributed thousands of matchboxes embossed with the photos of men, famous and unknown, accused of violence against women to raise awareness in Peru ’s capital, Lima, for the International Non-Violence against Women Day. Among the images embossed on the matchboxes of wife murderers and rapists is […]

by · November 28, 2008 · 0 comments · Crime, Human Rights, Law & Justice

Peru’s army chief offers public apology for anti-Chilean comments caught on tape and posted on YouTube

Peru’s commander in chief, Gen. Edwin Donayre Gotzch, offered a public apology Thursday for anti-Chilean comments made during a military cocktail party, which caused a media frenzy in both Peru and Chile. On Tuesday, an amateur-quality video emerged of Donayre making a jingoistic toast at a private military cocktail party […]

by · November 28, 2008 · 0 comments · Andean Region, Feature, Lima, Politics