Archive for December, 2012

Government Amends Anti-Gay Police Legislation

Amid criticism from leading public figures, the Executive yesterday amended legislation governing the conduct of gay police officers.  The clause in Legislative Decree 1150, which covers regulations on police conduct, including corruption, stated that officers would be forced to retire if they were in a gay relationship that was damaging […]

by · December 15, 2012 · 0 comments · Feature

Peru Wraps Up Coca-Leaf Eradication for 2012

Corah, Peru’s police agency responsible for the control and eradication of illegal coca crops, wrapped up its eradication program this week, Inforegion reported. The agency has finished the year eradicating 14,171 hectares of illegally-grown coca, used to produce cocaine. The government’s goal was to remove 14,000

Peru’s Economy Rose 6.7 Percent in October, Faster Than Expected

Peru’s economy grew 6.7 percent in October, marking 38 consecutive months of growth in the Andean nation, state news agency Andina reported, citing government data. The higher-than-expected growth was led by the fishing and construction sectors, which grew 20.2 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively. Agricultural activity expanded 2.36 percent in […]

Peru Police Laws Under Fire Over Anti-Gay Regulation

Peru’s National Police force is coming under heavy criticism following the publication of a decree that authorizes expelling homosexuals from the force if they “harm” the institution’s image. On Tuesday, a legislative decree was published in the official gazette El Peruano outlining disciplinary measures and sanctions for police officers. A […]