Archive for December, 2013

Peru Replaces Chief of Armed Forces after Political Scandal

Peru Replaces Chief of Armed Forces after Political Scandal

At a military ceremony held at the Army headquarters in San Borja early Friday,  Major General Leonel Cabrera was sworn in as the head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces.   Cabrera, most recently commander general of the armed forces southern division, succeeds Admiral Jose Cueto, who has been removed […]

by · December 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Politics

Hackers Break Into Interior Ministry Emails; Reveal Spying on Anti-Mining Leaders

A group linked to the Anonymous hackers group broke into the emails of Interior Minister Walter Alban and other high-ranking government officials, revealing documents that were classified as secret, according to daily La Republica. The group, which goes by the name of LuIzSec Peru, revealed the government was following six […]

Illegal Gold Represents 20 Percent of Peru’s Gold Exports

Illegally-mined gold represents about 20 percent of Peru’s overall exports of the precious metal, according to tax agency Sunat. Illegal gold mining has taken off over the past decade in the Madre de Dios basin  and has been the source of mercury pollution in indigenous communities, whose fish are now […]

Archaeologists Uncover 16-Meter Long Inca Canal Outside Cusco

Archaeologists Uncover 16-Meter Long Inca Canal Outside Cusco

Archaeologists in Cusco announced a new discovery this week: an Inca canal where servants used to get water for the head of the empire during the Inti Raymi celebration. Pictures of the canal were published by newspaper El Comercio.   The canal was uncovered in the Sacsayhuaman archaeological complex, above […]