Post Tagged with: "Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano"

Investigation Continues into Tapping of Defense Minister’s Private Conversation

Investigation Continues into Tapping of Defense Minister’s Private Conversation

Theories and allegations have been moving through government circles and the armed forces since Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano called for an investigation into the wire tapping of his phone, an incident that highlights the extent to which the practice is being used against political targets, and in this case the individual that […]

Peru Court Cancels Military Draft Backed by President Humala

Peruvian authorities canceled a military draft scheduled for Wednesday after a court sided with a challenge from the country’s ombudsman. The government had planned to conscript 12,500 young men or women between 18 and 25 years old into the army. Authorities had argued the conscription was necessary in order to […]

Peru Officials Deny Use of Police Intelligence to Discredit Opponents

Peru Officials Deny Use of Police Intelligence to Discredit Opponents

Peru’s government has denied that it is using the national police’s intelligence division to discredit political opponents, after accusations from analysts and prominent politicians, state news agency Andina reported. “We consider these accusations offensive, they are creating an environment of political instability… and they are very harmful to the economic stability of the country, […]

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta Visists Peru

U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta Visists Peru

The United States Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is in Lima Friday and Saturday for government talks to strengthen defense relations with the Andean nation. Peru’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that Panetta would be meeting with President Ollanta Humala and Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano, as well as the head of […]