Post Tagged with: "Ayacucho"

Ombudsman Calls for Agency to Indentify Disappeared during Terrorism Years

Ombudsman Calls for Agency to Indentify Disappeared during Terrorism Years

Peru’s ombudsman has called for the government to create an agency responsible for finding those who were reported missing during the country’s internal conflict in the 1980s and 1990s, state news agency Andina reported. Eduardo Vega, the head of the Defensoria del Pueblo, said that finding the individuals is a […]

Village Fears Reprisal from Shining Path After Rebels Killed

Village Fears Reprisal from Shining Path After Rebels Killed

The residents of the community of Pampas, the site of last week’s firefight that left three high-ranking Shining Path rebels dead, say they fear reprisal from the group, according to a report by daily La Republica. On Sunday, a joint military-police operation opened fire on members of the Shining Path […]

Humala Pledges $1.3 Billion for Ayacucho Works

Humala Pledges $1.3 Billion for Ayacucho Works

President Ollanta Humala announced Wednesday that Peru’s government will spend more tan 3.4 billion soles ($1.3 billion) in the country’s southern Andean region of Ayacucho. The funds will be used to tackle poverty and development in Ayacucho, Humala said, according to state news agency Andina. Ayacucho, the area hardest hit by both […]

Humala Faces Pressure to Decide on Fujimori Pardon

Humala Faces Pressure to Decide on Fujimori Pardon

President Ollanta Humala is coming under pressure to decide whether or not to grant a humanitarian pardon for ex-leader Alberto Fujimori. In recent days, a number of political opponents and even the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Cipriani, a long-time Fujimori supporter, have said that it is time to make a decision. […]