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Peru interior minister: deadly attack on police station not sign of new insurgency group

Interior Minister Luis Alva Castro rejected claims that a new insurgency is responsible for the attack on an Ocobamba police station in Peru’s southern Apurímac department. “The existence of a new terrorist group is pure speculation,” he told daily Peru.21. “The intelligence services have rejected this possibility.” Officers at the […]

by · November 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency

Peruvian lawmakers scrutinize possible Venezuelan hand in ALBA cultural center

Cuban Ambassador Luis Delfín Pérez will appear before a Peruvian congressional subcommittee to answer questions about the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) on November 13. Delfín Pérez will be followed by ambassadors from Nicaragua on November 20, Bolivia on November 27, and Venezuela on December 4. ALBA’s activities have […]

by · November 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region

Peru’s matriarch historian profiled

María Rostworowski de Diez Canseco, one of Peru’s most accomplished and celebrated historians, sat down for an interview with daily La Republic. The result is an excellent profile of the 92-year-old matriarch of Peruvian historical study. Enlace Nacional followed up a day later with its own treatment of Rostworowski, digging […]

by · November 5, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology

Austalia’s Gilmore Surfing Champ at Mancora Peru Classic

Australian rookie Stephanie Gilmore has been crowned champion at the Mancora Peru Classic today after a last-minute victory over seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley. Spinning around on a “walling lefthander” in the last minute, Gilmore scored an 8.10 out of a possible 10 to win the event. “I […]

by · November 4, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Sports