Archive for December, 2009

Peru D.A. to open investigation into prison pardon granted to ex-TV owner

Peru D.A. to open investigation into prison pardon granted to ex-TV owner

The district attorney in charge of corruption crimes is to open a preliminary investigation into the pardon granted earlier this month by President Garcia to former TV mogul José Enrique Crousillat. The investigation is being made into possible irregularities in the request for the pardon. The former majority shareholder of […]

Peru army and navy continue with war memorial plans

Retired military and their supporters are going ahead with plans to build a monument to the ‘Defenders of Democracy’, in honor of those who fought against Sendero Luminoso and the MRTA rebels during the 20 years of internal war (1980-2000).   The monument is planned to be ‘complementary’ to the […]

Peru forensic team finds bodies of 25 children killed in Ayacucho during internal war

Peru forensic team finds bodies of 25 children killed in Ayacucho during internal war

A forensic team last week in Ayacucho unearthed the bodies of 25 schoolchildren and five adults, buried 26 years ago in three mass graves in the village of Umasi, nine hours south of the city of Huamanga, Ayacucho. The exhumation was ordered by the Ayacucho sub-provincial criminal court, acting on […]

Children’s Hospital plans go ahead, despite protests in San Borja

Despite protests by neighbors and no building permit as yet, the Ministry of Health is going ahead with its plans to build a new children’s hospital in San Borja.  It handed the property over to the construction consortium on Wednesday. The mayor of San Borja, Alberto Tejada, has argued that […]