Archive for November, 2008

Suspected Shining Path guerrillas kill 4 police in ambush

Four police officers were killed and four others wounded by suspected Shining Path rebels armed with machine guns Wednesday on the outskirts of Tingo María, in the Huánuco region of Peru’s central jungle, said Minister of Defense Antero Flores-Aráoz. According to Radio Programas radio, some 40 guerrillas armed with automatic […]

Peru’s Constitutional Court again postpones decision on El Fronton deaths

Members of Peru’s Constitutional Court, unable to come to an agreement on the 1986 El Fronton prison massacre, have postponed their decision until December 20. According to sources close to the Court, only two of the seven magistrates on the Court are in favor of a motion to declare the […]

Diplomatic ripple over Peruvian general’s YouTube toast to removing Chileans from the country in boxes or plastic bags

The glow from the APEC Summit success wore off quickly on Tuesday after a video emerged of Gen. Edwin Donayre, commander in chief of Peru’s Army, making a jingoistic toast at a military cocktail party to removing Chileans from Peru “in a box, or if there aren’t sufficient boxes available, […]

by · November 26, 2008 · 0 comments · Andean Region, Feature, Politics

Protests at Casapalca mine leave five dead, including policeman struck down by rock

Road blockades and violent protests in the mining town of Casapalca — located in the Lima hills, more than 3,800 meters above sea level — have left five people dead, including a police officer who was crushed by a large rock, said Interior Minister Remigio Hernani Meloni. Police Captain Giuliano […]

by · November 25, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Crime, Law & Justice, Mining