Archive for May, 2012

Police Confiscate Cocaine Stuffed in Salt-Dried Fish

Peruvian police confiscated cocaine hidden in the entrails of salt-dried fish, a means of trafficking that hasn’t been seen before by the authorities, according to state news agency Andina. Aldo Miranda, the head of regional police in Lima, said that authorities found seven kilograms of cocaine paste, or PBC, inside […]

Government Declares State of Emergency To Quell Tintaya Mine Protests

Two dead and dozens of people injured led Peru’s government to declare a 30-day state of emergency in southern Cusco’s Espinar province on Monday, to quell protests against Xstrata’s Tintaya copper mine. On Monday, week-long protests escalated against Tintaya leading to the kidnapping of a prosecutor, and the death of […]

Ombudsman’s Office Calls For Dialogue Amid Mine Protests

Peru’s ombudsman’s office, the Defensoria del Pueblo, said that if violence does not halt in the southern Cusco region’s Espinar province against a mining operation it will be difficult to hold talks. Silvio Campana, the Defensoria del Pueblo’s representative in Cusco, said during an interview with Ideeleradio that members of […]

Peruvians In Spain Look To Return Amid European Troubles

More than 40 percent of Peruvians living in Madrid have said in a recent poll that they would like to return to Peru, according to state news agency Andina. The Regional Immigration Survey 2012 found that 36.6 percent of the Peruvians living in the Spanish capital are unemployed. Hildebrando Tapia, member […]