Archive for May, 2011

Wikileaks: Peru’s gaming sector “wide open” for money laundering

Wikileaks: Peru’s gaming sector “wide open” for money laundering

A lack of regulation and qualified personnel make Peruvian casinos a target for abuse by money launderers and drug traffickers, former US Ambassador to Peru, Michael McKinley, wrote in a 2009 diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks and posted by daily El Comercio. The cable describes a visit to Peru by […]

PPK confirms support for Fujimori, Toledo backs Humala

PPK confirms support for Fujimori, Toledo backs Humala

Former Prime Minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has confirmed his support for presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori in the June 5 runoff vote against leftist Ollanta Humala, daily El Comercio reported. “I’m going to vote for Keiko,” said Kuczynski, who was eliminated as a candidate in this election after finishing in third […]

Peruvian authors sign open letter against Fujimori

Peruvian authors sign open letter against Fujimori

A group of Peruvian writers, led by Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, have signed an open letter against presidential hopeful Keiko Fujimori and in support of opponent Ollanta Humala. In addition to Vargas Llosa, signatories include Alfredo Bryce Echenique, author of Un Mundo para Julius, as well as Miguel […]

Scientists unearth 20 million year old fossilized brain in Amazonas

Scientists unearth 20 million year old fossilized brain in Amazonas

Peruvian scientists have unearthed a fossilized brain of a mammal that lived in the country’s northern jungle regions some 20 million years ago, daily El Comercio reported. The fossil was found in the basin of the Santiago River in the northern department of Amazonas on May 12 by a team […]