Archive for September, 2012

Peru Reality TV Show Faces Criticism Over Contestant’s Murder

Peru Reality TV Show Faces Criticism Over Contestant’s Murder

A popular and controversial Peruvian reality TV show is under pressure after a contestant was murdered a few months after appearing on the show. Ruth Thalia Sayas, a 19-year-old contestant on “The Value of Truth,” was killed last week allegedly by her boyfriend, Bryan Romero. Authorities have said Romero has confessed […]

Inter-American Court Calls on Peru To Annul Grupo Colina Ruling

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has called on Peru to revoke a ruling issued two months ago by the country’s Supreme Court that reduced the prison sentences for members of a paramilitary death squad. The regional court gave Peru until January 20, 2013 to annul the Supreme Court’s ruling, […]

Officials Say More Than 50% of Junin Exposed to Polluted Drinking Water

The health office of the Junin region, located in central Peru, says that more than half of the region’s population is exposed to contaminated drinking water, daily El Comercio reported. The regional office said that it has taken 30 water samples in six areas showing that 56% of Junin’s 800,000 population […]

Mexico, Peru Seek To Deepen Relations – Incoming President

Mexico and Peru are to increase relations thanks to a bilateral trade agreement and an alliance that also includes Chile and Colombia, according to Mexico’s incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto. President-elect Peña Nieto was in Lima on Monday as part of a pre-inaugural visit to South America that also included […]