Archive for January, 2012

Ex-President Garcia Rejects Movadef As Party

Alan Garcia, Peru’s two-time president, came out hard Tuesday against allowing the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights, known as Movadef, from registering as a political party. Movadef has close links with the Shining Path, the Maoist-inspired insurgency that launched a bloody battle against the state during the 1980s and […]

Haitians Blocked From Entering Brazil Stranded In Peru Town

About 200 Haitians in south-eastern Peru are being held back from crossing over to Brazil where a number of their fellow countrymen have migrated in recent weeks to seek jobs, according to newspaper El Comercio. International media reported earlier this month that around 5,000 Haitians had entered Brazil since the […]

Truth Commission Report Could Be Added To Curricula In 2013 – Minister

Education Minister Patricia Salas said Monday that in 2013 the government may begin to include information in school curricula from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report on Peru’s bloody 1980-2000 internal conflict, newspaper El Comercio reported. Salas said the violence perpetrated by the Maoist Shining Path insurgency is part of the country’s […]

Peru Backs Argentina Claim Over Falkland Islands

Peru’s government on Friday reiterated its support of Argentina in its longtime dispute with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean some 300 miles from the South American nation. Peruvian Foreign Affairs Minister Rafael Roncagliolo said, however, that it is necessary for both countries to negotiate […]