Archive for September, 2009

Peru’s Fujimori accepts charges, effectively avoids retelling of crimes

Peru’s Fujimori accepts charges, effectively avoids retelling of crimes

At the opening of his fourth trial on Monday, Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori accepted the charges of telephone espionage, bribery of congress members, and illegal “buying” of news media carried out during his 1990-2000 administration. By accepting the charges, Fujimori has guaranteed that the trial will be brief –a […]

Peru police seize 4 tons of liquid cocaine concealed in 8,000 cans of artichoke

Peru police seized four tons of high-quality liquid cocaine concealed in 8,000 cans of artichoke in Peru’s Callao port, daily El Comercio reported on Tuesday. The four tons of cocaine were destined for Spain. No additional details were released by Peru’s police drug enforcement unit, or Dirandro, as additional drug […]

by · September 22, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime, Law & Justice

Vice-Minister of Tourism evaluating nighttime Machu Picchu tours

Vice-Minister of Tourism Pablo López de Romaña Cáceres said Monday that his Ministry is currently evaluating the possibility of organizing night circuits for tourists to visit Machu Picchu, Peru’s sacred Inca citadel and top tourist attraction. “We’re planning a new presentation for the citadel, with lights,” said Cáceres. “We don’t […]

by · September 22, 2009 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Environment, Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Peruvian jockey Edgar Prado receives top sporting award

Peruvian jockey Edgar Prado received Peru’s Sporting Laurels – the Andean country’s top sporting award – on Monday, daily Peru21 reported. “Success is about never letting your guard down,” said Prado, who has won over 6,000 races. “I wish my mother was here, but I know that she is watching […]

by · September 18, 2009 · 0 comments · Sports