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Peru’s ‘Narco-Pardons’ Scandal Widens

A scandal involving the pardoning of jailed drug traffickers during President Alan Garcia’s administration is growing, with Peru’s attorney general’s office opening up preliminary investigations against a former justice minister. Allegations that high-level government officials in Garcia’s administration were taking bribes in order to grant pardons to inmates, emerged earlier this year during […]

Humala Calls Meeting with Political Leaders Ahead of Ruling on Border Dispute

Humala Calls Meeting with Political Leaders Ahead of Ruling on Border Dispute

Political leaders in Peru met on Monday at the presidential palace with President Ollanta Humala for an update on an upcoming international court ruling on a maritime border dispute with Chile. The meeting, which was called by Humala, included former Presidents Alejandro Toledo and Alan Garcia, as well as former presidential […]

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 […]

Garcia surprises Sweden with plans for legal action to recover Paracas textiles

Garcia surprises Sweden with plans for legal action to recover Paracas textiles

President Alan Garcia announced Monday that Peru is to begin legal action against the city of Gothenburg in Sweden over the return of 100 items from the Paracas culture, state news agency Andina reported.  The announcement, made at a conference on international cooperation for the protection and repatriation of cultural heritage, […]