Archive for August, 2010

JNE rejects Kouri’s candidacy for Lima mayor

Peru’s National Elections Board (JNE) has ruled that Alex Kouri will not be able to run for election for Lima’s mayor, Radioprogramas reported. The JNE’s rejection of Kouri’s candidacy was based on his residency. Kouri did not comply with the requirement of living in Lima for at least two years […]

Flores declares “war on crime” during first debate for Lima’s mayor

The leader of Peru’s PPC party, Lourdes Flores, said she will declare a war on crime in Lima if she is elected the mayor of the Peruvian capital, state news agency Andina reported. Flores said she would install 3,000 cameras on Lima’s streets and 10,000 more police officers to improve […]

Shining Path newlyweds may qualify for conjugal visits

Abimael Guzman, the imprisoned leader of the bloody Shining Path insurgency, and his new wife, Elena Iparraguirre, may be able to have conjugal visits, daily El Comercio reported the president of Peru’s judicial branch, Javier Villa, as saying. Visits between Guzman and Iparraguirre “will depend on various factors,” Villa said, […]

Gov’t backtracks, restores license for Radio La Voz

Peru’s Transportation and Communications Ministry has restored the broadcasting license for Radio La Voz de Bagua following meetings with national press freedom groups, newspaper La Republica reported. The decision to restore the license was made following meetings with Press and Society Institute (IPYS), Peruvian Press Council, the National Association of […]