Archive for June, 2013

Archaeologists Keep Wari Tomb Discovery Secret to Prevent Looting

Archaeologists Keep Wari Tomb Discovery Secret to Prevent Looting

A team of archaeologists kept a discovery of a 1,200-year-old tomb from the Wari civilization secret for months until now, working quietly amid concerns that grave robbers would destroy the site in search of gold and silver artifacts. The discovery on the coast north of Lima at Huarmey, and led […]

Humala Says ‘National Consensus’ for Free-Market Economic Policies

Humala Says ‘National Consensus’ for Free-Market Economic Policies

President Ollanta Humala on Thursday said there is a “national consensus” on Peru’s free-market economic policies. In a investment conference organized by Spanish newspaper El Pais and Peruvian daily La Republica called Invest in Peru, Humala said there is a broad agreement about Peru’s economic policies. “Discussions today could be […]

Prosecutors Say Official Led ‘Criminal Organization’ with Narco-Pardons

Prosecutors Say Official Led ‘Criminal Organization’ with Narco-Pardons

Peruvian prosecutors have ordered the detention of a former high-ranking official who headed the presidential pardons commission during President Alan Garcia’s administration (2006-2011). Miguel Facundo Chinguel, considered a flight risk, was detained this week on a court order of a nine month “preventive imprisonment”, while investigations continue, and after revelations by an informant directly […]

Peru Sees Expansion in Alternative Crops to Coca – UN

Crops planted to replace illicit coca cultivation in Peru brought in $131 million in 2012, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said Wednesday. The UN said the revenue from alternative crops has been increasing steadily since 2000, state news agency Andina reported. Alternative crops include cacao, coffee, and palm […]