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Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Accomarca Massacre — Prosecutor Calls for 25 yrs

Criminal Prosecutor Luis Landa is to ask for a 25 year sentence next week for 29 army staff, including subalterns and eight commanding officers, for the murder of 69 villagers in Accomarca, Ayacucho. The murder took place 30 years ago — in 1985 — at the height of the internal conflict […]

U.N. Team To Study Peru’s Forced Disappearance Cases

U.N. Team To Study Peru’s Forced Disappearance Cases

A United Nations working group arrived in Lima this week to gather information on forced and involuntary disappearance cases in the country. The 10-day mission is led by human rights experts Ariel Dulitzky and Houria Es-Slami, who will also be studying the measures adopted by the State to prevent and […]

Germany’s President visits Memory Museum in Peru

Germany’s President visits Memory Museum in Peru

The President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, arrived in Lima Thursday evening from Berlin, on an official visit focused on the inauguration of a special photographic exhibition at the new Lugar de la Memoria, or Memory Museum. His visit will begin Friday with a meeting with President Ollanta Humala, followed on […]

Peru Eradication Prevents Production of 250 Tons of Cocaine – Official

Peru Eradication Prevents Production of 250 Tons of Cocaine – Official

Peru’s government eradicated a record 31,205 hectares of coca crops in 2014, government officials say, helping the Andean country to stem the production of almost 250 tons of cocaine. Juan Zarate, the head of Corah, the government agency that carries out the eradication program, said that coca crops were forcefully […]