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[l] at 7/16/19 4:44pm
Alejandro Toledo, president of Peru 2001-2006, has been arrested and appeared before a judge in northern California today.  He is being held in custody until a bail hearing on Friday, July 19, according to the U.S. Justice Department. In Lima, the Attorney General’s office said the arrest is related to […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics, Ecoteva, Money Laundering, President Alejandro Toledo]

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[l] at 7/11/19 10:35pm
A petition to stop the Ministry of Health from implementing its Therapeutic Abortion Protocol in state health centers nationwide has been declared unjustified by Judge David Suarez in the First Special Constitutional Court  of the Superior Court of Lima. In his statement on the ruling, Judge Suarez said that “no […]

[Category: Health Care, Law & Justice, Emergency contraceptives, Health Ministry, NGO ALA Sin Componenda, Theraputic abortions]

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[l] at 7/11/19 10:35pm
A petition to stop the Ministry of Health from implementing its Therapeutic Abortion Protocol in state health centers nationwide has been declared unjustified by Judge David Suarez in the First Special Constitutional Court  of the Superior Court of Lima. In his statement on the ruling, Judge Suarez said that “no […]

[Category: Health Care, Law & Justice, Emergency contraceptives, Health Ministry, NGO ALA Sin Componenda, Theraputic abortions]

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[l] at 7/9/19 9:58pm
Princess Mako of Japan arrived in Lima Tuesday night for a six-day visit that will include several days in Cusco and a return to Lima for events to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Peru. The princess, the eldest niece of Emperor Naruhito, […]

[Category: Arts/Culture, Business, Feature, Japanese immigration]

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[l] at 7/9/19 9:00pm
An Italian court yesterday confirmed its 2017 ruling to hand down a life sentence to retired General Francisco Morales-Bermudez, President of Peru between 1975 and 1980 and part of the regional military strategy known as Operation Condor in the 1970s. Morales Bermudez, 97, is one of eight high-ranking military leaders […]

[Category: Andean Region, Feature, Human Rights, Law & Justice, Politics, Francisco Morales-Bermudez, Operation Condor, Velasco military regime]

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[l] at 7/4/19 6:00am
By Nicholas Asheshov The dispute over a new attempt by the Lima and Cusco authorities to construct an unneeded, dangerous new airport overlooking Machu Picchu is getting noisy.  It is, says John Hemming, the great Inca authority, as bad, he tells me, as Brexit in London, each side calling the other […]

[Category: Archaeology, Business, Tourism, Transport, Chinchero airport project, Machu Picchu]

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[l] at 7/2/19 12:07pm
Most of Peru will be able to witness a partial solar eclipse early this afternoon, while the southern regions of Moquegua, Arequipa and Tacna will see an almost total eclipse.  It all depends on clear skies, not always guaranteed at this time of the year on the coast.  The best […]

[Category: Feature, Science, Astronomy, Solar eclipse]

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[l] at 6/24/19 12:36pm
Defense minister José Huerta died of a heart attack this morning, while inspecting troops in the Amazonas region in the north jungle. Huerta, 71, was boarding a helicopter when he collapsed, after visiting the territorial control post in El Cenepa, accompanied by the Chief of the Joint Command of the […]

[Category: Feature, Politics, Defense Ministry, José Huerta]

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[l] at 6/10/19 10:38am
More than 100 cases of Guillain Barré syndrome have been reported in Lima and several other regions of the country, prompting the Health Ministry to issue a 90-day emergency health warning and increase the health services budget to cover treatment. Three cases have been fatal, two in Piura and one […]

[Category: Feature, Health Care, Guillain-Barré]

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[l] at 6/4/19 6:05am
Premier Salvador del Solar and the 18 members of his cabinet will be in Congress today to call for a vote of confidence and for congressional action and support of the political and justice reforms presented by the Executive. President Vizcarra, in Tacna yesterday to launch an agricultural development program, […]

[Category: Lima, Politics, Congress, Fuerza Popular, Fujimoristas, Premier Salvador del Solar]

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[l] at 5/27/19 11:08pm
A nationwide earthquake drill is to be held this Friday, May 31, which is Natural Disaster Education and Reflection Day. The drill is to be the simulation of an 8.5 earthquake followed by a tsunami with 10-meter waves. The annual preparedness program expects the active participation of citizens across the […]

[Category: Environment, Feature, Natural Disasters, Peru earthquakes]

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[l] at 5/27/19 9:50pm
A state of emergency has been declared for several areas in the northeast of the country, where the most serious damage has been reported from an 8.0 earthquake on May 26.  The emergency status allows for rapid response by government institutions, namely health, housing and transport. The quake occurred at […]

[Category: Environment, Natural Disasters, Cajamarca, Earthquakes, Loreto]

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[l] at 5/8/19 11:10pm
A district attorney is calling for sentences of 20 and 26 years in the case brought before the court this week against ex-President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia.  The charge is money laundering, and in Heredia’s case, the additional crime of concealment. The district attorney for money laundering […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Campaign finance, Nadine Heredia, Odebrecht, Ollanta Humala]

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[l] at 4/26/19 12:05pm
In a court hearing Friday morning, the District Attorney’s office withdrew its request for pre-trial imprisonment for ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and instead is calling for house arrest for the same period of time.  The three-judge panel is to vote on the house arrest, the 36-month term or less, and […]

[Category: Law & Justice, Odebrecht, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski]

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[l] at 4/25/19 5:15pm
Police and Customs officers seized 1,851 brick-shaped packages of cocaine in the port of Callao this week, weighing a total of 2,202 kilos.  The drugs were found aboard a Liberian-registered ship, the MSC Carlotta, which had sailed from Chile and was bound for Panama and Belgium. The packages were found […]

[Category: Coca/Cocaine, Law & Justice, cocaine, drug traffic]

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[l] at 4/24/19 12:12pm
An immediate fallout today from the Odebrecht corruption investigations, being held this week in Brazil, is the loss by Peru’s leading construction firm, Graña y Montero (GyM), of the contract to build the $200 million extension of Lima’s Expressway south of Barranco. Mayor Jorge Muñoz announced this morning that the […]

[Category: Business, Corruption, Feature, Law & Justice, Transport, Graña y Montero]

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[l] at 4/23/19 7:52pm
The luxury goods conglomerate LVMH — Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy — has bought Belmond, better known as the Orient Express Hotels, for $3.2 billion. The deal includes the Belmond debt plus its 46-strong worldwide collection of old luxury hotels, Burmese cruise boats and exotic railway services. In Peru, the collection […]

[Category: Tourism, Travel/Tourism, Ferrocarril Transandino, Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, Orient Express Hotels, Peru Rail]

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[l] at 4/19/19 9:37pm
In a strange twist of fate, former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been ordered to share jail facilities with ex-President Alberto Fujimori,whom he pardoned on Christmas Eve 2017 and whose political movement, led by daughter Keiko Fujimori, hounded Kuczynski from the day he was elected until he was forced to […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Alberto Fujimori, Lava Jato, Odebrecht, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, PPK]

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[l] at 4/17/19 11:20pm
Former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 80 and living with an artificial heart valve, was hospitalized in the Anglo-American clinic Tuesday evening and underwent heart surgery on Wednesday.  He has been serving a 10-day preliminary jail sentence since April 10, while the district attorney’s office investigates allegations of money laundering and […]

[Category: Corruption, Law & Justice, Kuczynski, Lava Jato, PPK]

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[l] at 4/17/19 11:01am
Former President Alan Garcia died this morning at the Casimiro Ulloa trauma hospital, after shooting himself in the head. Six police and a district attorney arrived at Garcia’s home around 6:15 am today, with an order for his preliminary arrest related to the Odebrecht corruption scandals. According to Garcia’s personal […]

[Category: Feature, Politics, Alan García, Odebrecht]

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[l] at 4/17/19 9:32am
Former Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in the head at his home as police prepared to arrest him amid allegations he received illegal payment from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Former Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in the head at his home as […]

[Category: Feature, Alan García]

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