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Peru: Odebrecht Strikes Again as Fujimori Dynasty Teeters on Brink of Collapse

To say that it’s been a bad week for the Fujimori family would be putting it mildly. First Peru’s Supreme Court overturned a pardon for former president Alberto Fujimori, which will send him back to jail to complete a 25 year prison sentence for...

Peru Women Still Victims of Political Gender Gap

According to data by Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes, only 19 women were elected to be district and provincial mayors of a total of 1.676 district municipalities and 196 provincial municipalities. Over 23 million Peruvians cast their vote on Oct. 7, in the country’s...

Lenin Seeks to Block ‘Good Hitler’ From Becoming Mayor of Peruvian Town

The bizarre story of a politician named Hitler facing off against a villager named Lenin has brought international attention to the small Peruvian district of Yungar. Hitler Alba Sanchez, a local politician from the center-right 'We Are Peru' Party, had his candidacy for head of...

Peru, Ecuador to Tighten Entry Rules for Venezuelans Amid Migration Spike

The Peruvian Authorities are reportedly going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, the government sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. According to Reuters, the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration from economic crisis-hit...

Fierce Opposition to the Pacific Alliance Continues

Entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector in Costa Rica are maintaining their position against an eventual incorporation into the commercial block, the Alianza del Pacífico (AP) - Pacific Alliance  - made up of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. The sector affirms that it will not allow...

‘Kick them all out!’ Peruvians Continue Anti-Corruption Protest

Peruvians marched in the streets across the Andean country late Thursday, many carrying effigies of rats or vultures, to demand anti-corruption reforms clean up the country's institutions following the resignation of the head of the judiciary. Thousands took to the historic district of the capital...

Tourists flocking to Peru’s newfound ‘Rainbow Mountain’

PITUMARCA, Peru (AP) – Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 5,000 metres above sea level. They’re dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them. Stripes of turquoise, lavender and gold...

Peru’s Fujimori Faces New Charges Over Forced Sterilizations

Peru's disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori and three of his health ministers will have charges reissued against them for the alleged forced sterilization of women during his term. As part of a government program, doctors operated on about 300,000 women, mostly poor and Indigenous. Thousands...

Summit Of America Leaders Urged To Take Stronger Measures To Isolate Venezuela’s Maduro

(Reuters) - The Heads of State and Government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, met in Lima, Peru on occasion of the VIII...

Disgraced Ex-President Kuczynski Banned From Leaving Peru

Disgraced former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned last week in the face of impending impeachment, has been banned from leaving the country while the corruption investigation against him continues. Judge Juan Carlos Sanchez, a member of the Specialized System for Crimes of Corruption,...

Ancient Mummies in Peru ‘Not Human, Possibly Alien’: Scientists

"They look like humans, but they are not. Its anatomical structure is different," the researchers said, speculating that the remains may be extraterrestrial. Mummified remains found in an ancient Peruvian temple in Nazca last year are not human and may in fact be alien in...

LATAM Airlines Launches New Lima – San Jose Connection

LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines, inaugurated its non-stop flight between Lima and San José, Costa Rica. At 3:55 pm Tuesday, January 2, for the first time ever a LAN flight touched down at the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The airline will operate three flights...

At least 48 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

LIMA, Peru — At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to...

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

When contestants in this year's Miss Peru contest exposed the alarming numbers related to violence against women, the international media gave a standing ovation. But in Peru, not everyone clapped. During the pageant, images linked to the #niunamenos (not one more) campaign and pictures of cases...

Radio Program in Peru Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

Peru's Interior Ministry has aired its first trilingual radio program to help better inform the public about human trafficking, a step in the right direction that will need additional institutional support to yield results. The program, called So They Don't Find You (#QueNoTeEncuentren), is part...

Trump to Meet Latin American Leaders to Discuss Venezuela

The U.S. President Donald Trump will host his counterparts from Peru, Colombia and Brazil on Monday, with the topic of Venezuela slated to be a top priority. “Trump needs to show that he has good friends in the region who share a positive agenda with...

LATAM To Commence On Jan. 1 Flights Between Lima and San Jose

Starting January 1, 2018, LATAM Airlines Peru will begin service between Lima (LIM) and San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica, from 1 January 2018. The airline will operate thrice-weekly on the route with Airbus A319 aircraft, with a capacity of 144. The flights on Tuesday, Fridays and...

Peru Fines Uber for Failure to Disclose Information to Consumers

(Q24N) Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Intellectual Property Protection, Indecopi, announced that it has sanctioned Uber for “not fulfilling its obligation to provide consumers with relevant information.” The penalty imposed by the Consumer Protection Commission is $50,625 Peruvian soles, or roughly...

“I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

(IPS) - Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.’ It was therefore both surprising and understandable that the domestic...

Costa Rica Calls Venezuela Process and Results “Null and Illegitimate”

"The Government of the Republic of Costa Rica does not recognize and considers void, vacated, unlawful, unconstitutional and contrary to the popular will, the convocation, process and results for the composition of a National Constituent Assembly in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela". Thus, with that...

Face of the woman who ruled Peru 1,700 Years ago revealed

The face of the Lady of Cao, considered to be a queen who ruled northern Peru 1,700 years ago, was revealed on Tuesday thanks to 3D technology developed by private companies, as was a replica of her mummified body, appearing just as it was...

A bridge between Latin America and Asia

It’s been a little more than 5 years since the Pacific Alliance was formed. The Latin American trade bloc constituted by Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico –all of which border with the Pacific Ocean– had the initial intention of strengthening the commercial and economic...

Ecuador’s Unannounced Border Wall Angers Peruvian Officials

(Q24N) Peru is urging Ecuador to “immediately” halt the construction of a wall being built along their border, arguing that it will have a negative impact on the countries’ foreign relations. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru requested “an urgent bilateral meeting of a political...

Costa Rica Immigration Official “Key” In Human Trafficking Gang

Q COSTA RICA - The Policía de Migración (Costa Rican Immigration Police) struck a major blow to a human trafficking ring after capturing four members of an organization that was dedicated to moving Cubans through Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico to the final destination,...

More Flights South!

Q TRAVEL - Latin American airline, Latam, announced three weekly flights between San Jose (SJO) and Lima, Peru (LIM), starting January 2, 2018. The new flights between the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima and the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, will be...

Peru Deploys Army To Stop Cocaine Production

(Q24N) The Peruvian government wants to replace coca farms with alternative forms of agriculture, but first it must retake over 50,000 hectares of land from rebels. Thus, for the first time, the Peruvian army will enter criminally controlled coca-growing areas as part of a plan...

Young Bolivian Woman Abducted to Peru Escapes Human Trafficking Gang

(Q24N) A 21-year-old Bolivian girl who had been reported missing for four days was able to escape a human trafficking gang in Peru. As the girl, named Xiomi, told the Peruvian press, she does not know how she got to Lima; however she remembers that...

Peru Gives Visas To Thousands of Crisis-Weary Venezuelans

Opposition supporters take part in a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela, October 26, 2016. Thomson ReutersTODAY VENEZUELA (Reuters) Peru has created a temporary visa that will allow thousands of Venezuelans to work and study in the country, part of a...

Costa Rica Among The 12 Best Countries for Americans Who Want to, Y’Know… Live Abroad All of a Sudden

(Q TRAVEL via Thrillist.com) America's classic shut-down line is "Love it or leave it," which, strictly speaking, is a false choice. You can love your country and leave it. Now might be one of those times. Where to go, though, is an open question. Americans...

Costa Rica Absolutely Overwhelmed With Migrant Crisis

Q COSTA RICA, Paso Canoas, Costa Rica (CNN) -Yolanda ticks off the countries she and her husband have passed through in the last three months: Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and now Costa Rica. But she is no tourist. "A lot of roads, lots of...

Why are Colombia, Peru Coca Numbers Going in Opposite Directions?

Today Colombia – Peru has eradicated more than 22,000 hectares of coca so far in 2016, suggesting yet another year of declining cultivation in the Andean nation even as the dramatic rise of coca growing in neighboring Colombia shows no sign of relenting. In an...

Pacific Alliance, under Chilean presidency will speed closer links with Mercosur

Q24N - The Pacific Alliance under the helm of Chile, beginning next July first will reach out for closer links with Mercosur, particularly since Argentina's decision to join the block as an observer. “The Argentine decision to join the Pacific Alliance as an observer fully...

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