Post Tagged with: "Alan García"

Pope Francis to Visit Peru in January 2018

Pope Francis to Visit Peru in January 2018

Pope Francis is to visit Peru and Chile at the beginning of next year, according to an announcement issued at the Vatican on Monday. The statement was read in Lima by the Papal Nuncio, Grzegorz Piotr, during a meeting with President Kuczynski, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani and the archbishop of […]

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

MRTA Leader Released, Served 25 Years

Peter Cardenas Schulte, considered the No.2 man in the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, MRTA, was released this week from the maximum security prison at the naval base in Callao.  He has served his 25-year sentence, on a conviction of aggravated terrorism. Cardenas was convicted in March 2006 but his time […]

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

The first two witnesses at the so-called  ‘narco pardons’ trial this week have  stated that  the Pardons Commission set up during President Alan Garcia’s administration granted reduced sentences or full pardons only to convicts who paid for the  privilege. During the six-hour hearing held at the Piedras Gordas prison in […]

Narco-Pardons Trial Resumes — 14 Defendants

After a week-long break for the Independence Day holidays, hearings have resumed in the trial on the presidential pardons granted to over 400 drug traffickers during Alan Garcia’s 2006-2011 administration. The main defendant is Facundo Chinguel, who was president of the Presidential Pardons Commission in the Ministry of Justice and […]