Archive for May, 2014

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru Replaces Anti-Drug Chief

Peru’s government on Wednesday replaced its top anti-drug chief, raising uncertainty about anti-drug policies in the world’s biggest cocaine producer. Carmen Masias was removed as the head of the government’s anti-drug agency Devida, and was replaced by former Defense minister Alberto Otarola. Otarola will become the third anti-drug chief since […]

Military Now Deny Pregnant Woman Killed in Rebel Crossfire

The death of a 40-year-old pregnant woman in southeast Huancavelica was reported this past weekend as the casualty of a fire fight between security forces and Shining Path rebels.  The military is now denying that the death was the result of military operations. Online news site Prensa Libre said on May […]

Mobile Phone Blockers Installed in Peru Prisons

Peru’s government has set up systems to block the use of mobile phones in prisons, in an attempt to prevent inmates from perpetrating crimes from behind bars, state news agency Andina reported. The Interior Ministry said that the systems, which also block WiFi, have been installed in the El Milagro prison in the northern […]

Peru’s Economy Posts Slower Growth in First Quarter

Peru’s economy continued to show a more tepid growth during the first quarter, according to government data released on Monday. The national statistics institute, INEI, said the Peruvian economy expanded 4.8 percent in the first quarter, compared to the same period last year, daily Peru. 21 reported. While economic activity […]