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Former Congresswoman Obregon to be Held in Maximum Security Prison

Former Congresswoman Obregon to be Held in Maximum Security Prison

Former Congresswoman Nancy Obregon is to be held in the maximum security woman’s prison in Chorrillos as she awaits a trail on charges that she has been running a cocaine trafficking organization, according to daily El Comercio. Obregon’s lawyer, Pedro Gonzalez, said that the ex lawmaker will probably be held […]

Police Question Former Lawmaker Accused of Leading Drug Ring

Police Question Former Lawmaker Accused of Leading Drug Ring

Police investigations into 23 people allegedly linked to drug trafficking and terrorism, through the Shining Path, led to the arrest at dawn on Sunday of former congresswoman Nancy Obregon, a member of President Ollanta Humala’s Nationalist Party. Obregon, 43, was arrested in her home in Lima’s Pueblo Libre district in a 3 am […]

Shining Path Calls for Vraem Farmers to Defend Coca Crops

Remnants of Shining Path insurgents are calling on people in south-central Peru to stop authorities from eradicating coca crops in their area, according to a recording that was reportedly made by the rebels and broadcast on local radio. “The only thing true and hard is that you should defend your land, […]

Scandal Over Garcia’s Presidential Pardons Deepens

Scandal Over Garcia’s Presidential Pardons Deepens

A scandal over presidential pardons during President Alan Garcia’s administration took on a new twist on Wednesday, when daily El Comercio revealed that a member of the presidential pardons committee was a convicted drug trafficker. According to a front page story by the newspaper, Manuel Huaman, a 53-year-old lawyer, worked […]