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Vigilante mob kills father and son in Peru’s southern Andes

Residents in an Andean town near Peru’s southern border with Bolivia took justice into their own hands early Monday morning by drowning a father and son who they suspected of killing a 30-year-old man. According to daily La República, Lorenzo Mamani Vilca and his son were captured by the mob […]

by · January 23, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Crime

Five killed in highway bus robbery

Five people are dead and 20 injured after a dozen gunmen robbed two buses before dawn Sunday close to Peru’s southern border with Bolivia. According to local media, passengers on the buses were mainly workers from Peru’s informal mines who were transporting gold and silver from Sina district to the […]

by · January 21, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime

Del Castillo: Military unit tried to eliminate García during Fujimori’s ’self-coup’

Cabinet Chief Jorge Del Castillo testified today at the human rights trial of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori that an elite military unit tried to kill President Alan García during Fujimori’s 1992 “self-coup.” Del Castillo said the unit was likely the Colina group, the paramilitary death squad that Fujimori is accused […]

by · January 18, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Politics

Peru Police officers accused of leading highway gang in bus robberies

Two veteran police officers have been arrested for allegedly leading a highway gang that assaulted and plundered passenger buses in southern Peru. According to daily La República, officers Manuel Isidro Arias Calla, 40, and Raúl Fernán García Montes, 46, were arrested on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in the […]

by · January 17, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime