Archive for January, 2009

Peru court frees two Colina death squad members as imprisonment deadline expires during trial

Peru’s anti-corruption court released two former  Colina death squad members, currently on trial for murder and kidnapping, after the accused completed six years in prison without being convicted because of snail-paced legal proceedings. The ex military officers, Douglas Arteaga and Ángel Pino Díaz, are currently on trial for belonging to […]

Peru’s former finance Minister Luis Valdivieso appointed new ambassador to the U.S.

Peru’s former finance Minister Luis Valdivieso appointed new ambassador to the U.S.

Peru’s former Finance minister, Luis Valdivieso, has been appointed ambassador to Washington, just a week after he resigned from the cabinet to accept President Alan Garcia’s offer of a high-level government position abroad. “It’s a political decision,” said an anonymous government source in comments to daily Peru21. “He is not […]

by · January 29, 2009 · 0 comments · Feature, Politics
Archaeologists restore high adobe walls in ancient Chimu city of Chan Chan

Archaeologists restore high adobe walls in ancient Chimu city of Chan Chan

A team of 500 archaeologists and workers has restored 2.5 kilometers of 12 meter-high walls in the city of Chan Chan – America’s largest pre-Hispanic mud-brick settlement – after rains in Peru’s normally arid northern coast caused ancient walls to crack and frieze murals to break off. The walls, restored […]