Peru and Brazil Strengthen Alliance on Border Concerns

On August 23, 2013 Terra reported that the governments of Peru and Brazil signed an agreement in Lima, Peru to help increase development and improve border control in the region as an effort to promote trade. Issues among discussion included human and drug trafficking. Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Patriota will visit Peru this November to celebrate ten years of a strategic bilateral alliance between both countries to cover areas of energy, infrastructure and economic growth. Read Article

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Acre, Brazil: Three Suspects Arrested for Transporting Drugs from Peru

Globo reported on June 22, 203 that the Federal Police of Cruzeiro do Sul in Acre, detained three suspects for transporting 70 pounds of drugs from Peru to sell in the region. The Federal Police have been investigating the case for the past two months. The drug traffickers were using vessels to transport the drugs […]

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Brazil and Peru Meet To Strengthen Trade Relations

noticias.r7.com reported on May 24, 2013 that dozens of Brazilian companies discussed at the Business Roundtable Brazil-Peru meeting, strategies to increase future trade relations with Peru. Such measures include increasing Peruvian exports to Brazil. Brazilian ambassador; Lazary Texeira, stated that for long-term goals to be successful, Peruvian companies must be willing to invest and sell […]

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Colombian narco-trafficker hid drugs in laptop; Attempted to fly to Europe from Peru

Colombian citizen Alba Nidia Rivera Solano was arrested after officials in Peru caught her attempting to leave the country with drugs. She had been carrying a laptop that was concealing the drugs, El Comercio reports. They had been packed into areas designated for the battery, hard drive, and in areas under the keyboard and behind […]

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Seven kilos of cocaine paste and 280 kilos of coca leaves seized in Peru

Over the course of several operations, police in Peru were able to seize seven kilos of cocaine paste and 280 kilos of dried coca leaves. In the town of Tutumbaru, a total of seven kilos, 300 grams of cocaine paste were seized, Info Region reports. Alex Urquizo (22) was arrested in one operation, in which […]

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Narco-traffickers in Peru run universities and sports clubs

Officials have determined that narco-trafficking clans operating in the north of Peru run universities and sports clubs. The Huancayo clan is especially suspicious and is believed to engage in money laundering for the Quispe Palomino clan. According to El Comercio, these organization attempt to traffick drugs to the north, where narco-sponsored universities and sports clubs […]

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Over a half ton of drugs found in laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia

446 kilos of cocaine and marijuana were found inside a drug laboratory in Uyuni, Bolivia, according to Radio Kollasuyo. The drugs were hidden inside seven bags. No suspects were taken into custody during the operation; however, officials do say that the discovery was a major blow to drug trafficking in the area. In the nearby […]

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Officials destroy clandestine airstrip in Peru

The Peruvian Army Patrol, along with anti-narcotics and terrorism police, located and destroyed a clandestine airstrip near the Palcazu River. The runway was found near Ciudad Constitucion, Diario Correo reports. It was 1,000 meters long and 50 meters wide. Trees and vegetation had been cut back to permit visibility. Officials presume the runway was used […]

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Two drug laboratories destroyed in Monzon, Peru

Officials in Peru were able to detect and dismantle two drug laboratories located in the Monzon district. According to an Info Region reports, the clandestine laboratories were operated by the narco-traffickers known as  “Pedro”, “Pillusco,” and “Jaime.” Two tons of coca leaves were neutralized during the operation. Gasoline, calcium oxide, kerosene, muriatic acid, and other […]

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Peruvian narco-backpackers involved in police shootout; Three killed

After receiving intelligence that an important drug shipment would pass through the Navarrito Pampa sector of Talavera in the Andahuaylas, Apurímac province of Peru, officials located a station wagon carrying backpackers. According to Nuevo Ojo, the suspects began to fire at the police, who returned fire. The crossfire lasted 30 minutes. Three suspects were killed, […]

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Human trafficking networks cover six countries; Reports of electric torture in Bolivia

Networks of human trafficking appear to operate in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Spain and the United States, according to Opinion. They recruit by using publications in the media, in social networks, employment agencies, with advertisements, or by kidnapping and abduction. Among the uses of trafficked persons, who are mostly women and girls, are labor exploitation, […]

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Eight clandestine drug laboratories and 324,000 kilos of chemicals found in Peru

A total of eight clandestine drug laboratories used for the production of cocaine paste were discovered in Comumpiari, Ayacucho, Peru. 324,000 kilos of chemicals used for drug production were also found, including calcium hydroxide and muriatic acid. Anti-agents proceeded to burn destroy the laboratories and chemicals, Diario Correo reports. 126 kilos of cocaine paste were […]

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Dominican Republic citizen returns from Peru with drugs taped to legs

Rubén Balbuena Martich, a 20-year-old musician from the Dominican Republic, was arrested after flying back to his country from Peru. He was carrying three kilos and 340 grams of cocaine that were taped to his legs, Noticias Mundo Vision reports. He had arrived on Copa Airlines flight 448, which made a stop in Panama before […]

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Six in Peru arrested for plotting to transport drugs to Spain

Four Spanish citizens, one Ecuadorian, and one Peruvian were arrested in the Lima airport after authorities caught them attempting to traffick drugs to Spain. Silvia G. M. from Spain was carrying three kilos of cocaine in bottles of natural products. Midia R. S.(30), also of Spain, had a kilo of drugs stored in processed foods, […]

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Officials destroy two clandestine drug laboratories in Peru

After discovering two clandestine drug laboratories in Tamashi, Monzón, Peru, officials destroyed their contents. According to RPP Noticias, the laboratories produced cocaine paste. 720 kilos of kerosene, 840 kilos of formic acid, 60 kilos of gasoline, and other chemicals were among the items discovered and destroyed. They were hidden inside water pumps and water pipes […]

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Peru: Over 31 kilos of cocaine paste found in van

The National Police in Peru, along with the Public Ministry, successfully stopped a drug shipment in the Zepita district of the Puno region. 31 kilos and 60 grams of cocaine paste were discovered in a rural van, RPP noticias reports. The drugs were hidden in side compartments. The driver was identified as Fredy Callata Callata […]

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Chilean Navy ship shoots down Peruvian drug trafficking boat

A vessel belonging to the Navy in Chile fired bullets after a Peruvian boat entered Chilean waters and engaged in a drug transaction. The Peruvian boat, docked at Caleta Vitor, was transporting 38 kilos of pressed marijuana. It had docked late at night, when four individuals arrived in a van to receive the shipment, Soy […]

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36 kilos of marijuana hidden in suitcases seized in Trujillo, Peru

Six people were arrested in Trujillo, Peru, after officials caught them with 36 kilos of marijuana hidden inside three suitcases. The suitcases were being transported in a van along a highway, RPP noticias reports. None of the six suspects claimed responsibility for the drugs, though they did admit the shipment was to be delivered to […]

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One Greek, two Romanians, one Russian found trafficking drugs from Peru

A Greek, two Romanians, and one Russian were arrested at the Jorge Chavez airport in Lima, Peru. They were attempting to fly with 7.3 kilos of cocaine to Spain, according to El Tiempo. The Greek, identified as Constantinus K.M. (44) carried two kilos of drugs impregnated in clothing that was hidden in a backpack. The […]

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Paraguay: Drug seizures indicate drug route to Argentina and clandestine airstrips

After large drug seizures in the Coronel Oviedo, Caazapá, and Villarrica areas of Paraguay, officials have noted that the destination of these shipments was Caazapá. From there, the drugs would enter Argentina, according to a Color ABC report. The shipments are believed to leave Caazapá via clandestine airstrips. Anonymous sources claim a low-ranking police officer […]

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Peru: Cocaine found in sculptures and funeral urns mailed to U.S. and other countries

All religious sculptures sent by mail, especially those of the Virgin Mary, must be scanned in Peru do to an increase of drug trafficking. Narco-traffickers have lately been sending their merchandise hidden inside these statues, Peru 21 reports. They have also been using funeral urns to transport drugs. Authorities announced that drugs have also been […]

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Drug route to Ica, Peru disrupted; Cocaine transported in avocado crates

Highway safety police managed to seize 4 kilos of cocaine paste that was transported on a charter bus from Huanta to Ica, Peru. The bus was stopped in the Espíritu Alto community and belonged to the Empresa Antezana Hnos bus company. According to Info Region, several bottles containing cocaine paste were discovered inside crates containing […]

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Narco-trafficker caught in Peru; Owned cocaine processing factories

Alcides Gamio Mallqui (44), one of the most wanted narco-traffickers in Peru, also known as Jaime Gamio, was arrested in Tingo María. He was wanted for trafficking over 500 kilos of drugs each month, RPP Noticias reports. His principle areas of operation included Caunarapa, Chipaco, and Maravilla. The suspect also constructed his own cocaine processing […]

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Three men arrested in Peru after police find drugs in gasoline tank

Marco Tulio Alvarado Jimenez (63), Ricardo Luis Ascencio Miguel (34), and Héctor Trujillo Paredes were arrested after police caught them travelling with cocaine hydrochloride by the Cancas toll. The suspects were travelling in two vehicles: a Toyota van and a Toyota station wagon, Diario Correo reports. Alvarado Jimenez had been driving the van, in which […]

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Clandestine drug laboratory found in Peru; Cocaine to be sent to Mexico

Police in Peru located a clandestine drug laboratory in a residence in San Martín de Porres. Inside, officials discovered 100 kilograms of cocaine and chemicals used for drug production. According to Peru 21, the home belonged to José Manuel López Quispe, alias ‘Papita,’ who kept the laboratory in an area under the floor. Authorities believe […]

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Three Peruvians attempt to enter Chile with cocaine camouflaged in rock eggs

Authorities arrested three Peruvian citizens in the north of Chile as they attempted to cross the border with 65 kilos of cocaine. The drugs had been hidden inside rocks shaped like eggs, Peru 21 reports. Police in Chile found the suspects carrying 83 packages of drugs hidden inside 113 eggs. The eggs were discovered inside […]

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Narco-trafficker captured in Tacna, Peru; Spent five years as fugitive

Wicner Juver Grados Tello (35), wanted for crimes of drug trafficking, was captured in Tacna, Peru in an operation organized by police. The suspect had a long history of drug trafficking and was wanted for at least seven counts of that crime, Diario Correo Reports. He was finally spotted driving a motorcycle and was subsequently […]

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Drugs seized along Ayacucho route in Peru; Officials confirm new drug route

After two operations along routes to Ayachucho, Peru, officials admit this area is part of a new drug route in the country. After receiving intelligence, police were able to learn about and intercept a shipment of drugs travelling in the region, Info Region reports. The first operation occurred in the town of Rosario. Magno Huamán […]

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Peru: Prison agent snuck drugs into jail hidden in shoes

José Alberto Félix Herrera, who worked for the prison system in Peru, was caught attempting to bring drugs into the prison in Ancón. According to a La Republic report, he had hidden the drugs in his shoes. The type of drug was not reported. His own colleagues reportedly caught him with the drugs. He continues […]

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Peru-Argentina drug route dismantled by authorities; Possible route to Europe

Police arrested five people in the Buenos Aires area after discovering 3,030 kilograms of cocaine and substances used to treat it. 13 raids were performed in the area, leading to the seizure of the substances, La Razon reports. Three of the detained individuals are reported to be citizens of Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina. They are […]

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460 kilos of cocaine found in Ucayali, Peru; Mayor of Puerto Pizana stopped

Anti-narcotics police seized 460 kilos of cocaine at kilometer 86 of the Frederico Basadre highway in Ucayali, Peru. The drugs were hidden inside a tanker truck, according to Peru 21. The truck had previously left from the town of Pucallpa. The mayor of Puerto Pizana, José Abelardo Payano Omalaza, was detained, as well as the […]

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Mexico City airport scandal: Federal agents trafficked drugs to the U.S. and Spain

After three federal police officers were shot by two other officers in the Mexico City airport on June 25, 2012, officials have been investigating an international drug trafficking network operating within the airport. According to Milenio, drug shipments from Colombia, Peru, and Guatemala were permitted through the airport. Corrupt federal agents would encourage customs agents […]

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More than 100 reported drug sale sites in Piura, Peru

Officials have reported that there are over 100 locations in the Piura district in Peru serving as points of drug sales. In this area, it is estimated that dealers sell 30 kilos of cocaine base, 20 of marijuana, and 5 of cocaine hydrochloride each day. Over 2 thousand people suffer from drug addiction problems in […]

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Two Colombians stab drug dealer during brawl in Arequipa, Peru

Two Colombian citizens were detained by National Police near Arequipa, Peru, after brawling with a drug dealer. The two, Juan Sebastián Luna Rodriguez (18) and Julián Llanasulla Delgado (21) had stabbed César Augusto Rondón Solís (34) after attempting to purchase marijuana from him, Sitio PE reprts. The victim had driven them to the small town […]

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Peru: Man forced to traffick drugs after girlfriend is kidnapped by Colombians

Borja Alvaro Fernandez, a Spanish citizen, was arrested in the international airport in Lima, Peru, after officials found him with 3 kilos of drugs. The suspect claimed he was being extorted by two Colombian drug traffickers, who forced him to work as a mule in exchange for freeing his girlfriend, who had been kidnapped. They […]

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Brazil a top destination for Peruvian drugs

Recent drug discoveries in Latin America have indicated that Brazil is becoming a top destination for drug shipments, Diario Correo reports. An official from the United Nations office on drugs and crimes affirmed this hypothesis and stated that many gangs operate to move drugs, particularly cocaine, from Peru into Brazil. Crack production has also increased […]

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Two people in Peru caught with drugs hidden in potatoes and beans sack

Approximately 10 kilos of cocaine paste were found hidden in bags of potatoes and beans in Ayacucho, Peru. Agents of the Drug Enforcement Division seized the drugs during an operation that took place along the Los Libertadores roadway at kilometer 317, Diario Correo reports. During the operation, a bus belonging to the company Antezana Hermanos […]

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Peru: Most-wanted narco-trafficker of Monzón Valley caught in Irazola

Joel Rosales Calixto (44), alias “Shiuri,” was caught by national police in Irazola, in the Padre Abad province of the Ucayali region in Peru on June 14, 2012. According to Diario Impetu, he had been one of the most wanted narco-traffickers operating in the Monzón Valley. He had moved to this area in order to centralize […]

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Peru: Five drug laboratories discovered and destroyed

Anti-drug special operations agents discovered five drug laboratories in the La Victoria area of the Santa Rosa district in the La Mar, Ayacucho province in Peru. The laboratories were described as rustic, and all five contained cocaine paste, Diario Correo reports. Other chemicals were found on the sites, including 893 gallons of 84 octane gasoline, […]

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Chilca, Peru: Almost a ton of explosives seized in home raid

Police seized more than 900 kilos of dynamite in Chilca, Peru, along with several tons of supplies, including fuses and detonators. Two people, Efraín Vásquez Palomino and Ricardo Obregón, were arrested in the home raid, Peru 21 reports. Both suspects work for the company JHK. The bomb disposal unit arrived at the location of the […]

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Seven suspects intending to traffick drugs to Spain arrested in Lima, Peru

Five Spaniards, one Italian and one Peruvian were arrested in Lima, Peru, while attempting to fly to Spain with 17 kilos of cocaine. According to El Correo, the Spaniards taken into custody were Otilio R.S. (51), with 3.9 kilos of cocaine hidden in wine bottles; Eludina R.P. (42), with 2.2 kilos stuffed inside a suitcase; […]

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Peru denies Bolivian claim that 50% of cocaine originates in Peru

General Raul Salazar, on behalf of the police in Peru, agreed to an interview to discuss cocaine production in the country. While he admits cocaine production does occur in Peru, he states the same occurs in Bolivia, and that cocaine in Bolivia does not necessarily originate in Peru. Officials had discovered a cocaine route from […]

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Truck driver arrested for transporting drugs in Peru

Officials with the anti-narcotics division in Peru arrested Julio Cesar Jinnpe Castilla, a truck driver found to be transporting drugs. The drugs originated in Valle de los Ríos Apurímac and Ene, Diario Correo reports. The driver argued that the truck had been taken to the San Francisco locality in order for him to transport goods. […]

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Interpol captures Ecuadorian in Guatemala, wanted in Peru for drug trafficking

Interpol captured Ecuadorian citizen William Alsivar Medina Rodríguez, 40, in Guatemala City on May 28, 2012. He was wanted in Peru for crimes against public health and drug trafficking, El Universo reports. The arrest occurred at the immigration office in Guatemala City, where Medina had been in the process of completing an application for residency […]

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Peru: 20 Million Soles Stolen in 2011 From Internet Fraud

According to rpp.com, 20 million soles equivalent to 7 million dollars, have been stolen by criminal gangs through false business scams and internet fraud in 2011. The criminals posed as representatives of large companies in order to trick the victims into their private banking information by providing cloned websites of financial institutions by using viruses. […]

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Peru: Russian and Dutch Tourists Robbed in Downtown Lima

According to  rpp.com, during broad daylight in  downtown Lima, Dutch tourist, Denis Poma and his wife, Peruvian Maria Mayta while at an intersection were assaulted by a group of thieves who took their money and personal affects including credit cards. While in an intersection in Surco, Russian visitor Aleksander Morozov boarded a taxi to his […]

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Strikes Begin to Affect Flights in Peru

The 168 airline workers from 18 Peruvian airports have been protesting for better wages among other terms. According to eltiempo.com, these protests have been affecting domestic and international flights. The government has declared the next 60 days an emergency period in which airlines can hire temporary workers to maintain operations. Read Article

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Peru: Presidents of Peru and Bolivia Agree to Focus on Development Together

Presidents Humala and Morales of Peru and Bolivia respectively have met in Cusco to sign the Acta de Cusco in which both countries pledge to develop the sectors in their country most in need. One of the topics discussed in the article from rpp.com.pe, is the focus on quinoa as a good source of nutrition […]

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Peru: Pisco Ports Re-Open After Sea Calms

According to RPP.com.pe officials at the port of Pisco have announced Tuesday August 16th, that activities such as fishing, tourism and industry along the coast can be resumed. In the areas of Laguna Grande, Lagunillas, La Puntilla complex, El Chacho, and San Andres officials say ocean conditions have returned to normal, allowing maritime activities to […]

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NGO’s Warn of Unequal Distribution of Peruvian Police to Inhabitants in Lima

According to RPP.com.pe a specialist of citizen security with the non-governmental organization “Our City” says there is an unequal distribution of police to inhabitants in parts of the Peruvian capital, Lima. Carlos Romero says the majority of police forces are in the modern sectors of Lima leaving the sectors with the most inhabitants with little […]

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Cusco, Peru: Marriott Delay Hotel Opening

According to Peru21.pe the Marriott hotel chain has delayed their opening of a new hotel in Cusco, scheduled for June 2012. Maritza Montero, director of sales and marketing for Marriott says the budget for the project, $40 million, remains unchanged and that the construction and structure work was only delayed. Montero announced that construction of […]

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Juliaca, Peru: Police Seize More Than 14 Kilos of Cocaine

According to RPP.com.pe police seized over 14 kilos of hydrochloride cocaine inside a house in Juliaca. Police say the drugs were in 14 packages, wrapped in duct tape, beige tape and duct tape. During the operation three people were arrested, two women, ages 60 and 35 and a man, 20, whose identities have not been […]

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Argentine Authorities Detain Peruvian With Drugs

RPP.com.pe reports that police at the Argentina’s Eseiza Airport outside Buenos Aires, have arrested a Peruvian tourist trying to enter the country with 20 kilos of cocaine hidden inside screws. Police say customs agents discovered the drugs on a Peruvian who had a ticket for Johannesburg. The Peruvian was stopped once x-ray machines discovered packages […]

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Lamas, Peru: French Tourist Dies from Consuming Ayahuasca Herb

According to Peru21.pe the Lamas police announced that a French tourist, Celine Rene Margarite Briset, 43, died after consuming the hallucinogenic herb, ayahuasca, during a shamanism session at a tourist resort in San Martin in the province of Lamas. Authorities say Briset died due to excessive consumption of the herb, suffering a cardiac arrest, dying […]

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Repatriate sex trafficking victims in Argentina

District attorney, Teresa Martínez, of Buenos Aires, is working today with authorities from Paraguay to repatriate 23 women that were rescued from a trafficking network outside of Buenos Aires over the weekend, according to abc.com.py. The victims from Peru and Paraguay, ranging from 30 to younger than 18-years-old, arrived in Argentina hoping to find honest […]

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Lima, Peru: Gas From Block 88 Enters Domestic Markets Legally

According to Andina.com.pe the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) announced they are using legal mechanisms for natural gas reserves in Block 88 to enter the domestic market. The Minister of Energy and Mines, Carlos Herrera Descalzi says their priority is to help the domestic market before exporting the natural gas from Block 88. […]

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Arequipa, Peru: Four Fisherman Missing off Caraveli Coast

RPP.com.pe reports that four fisherman from the Lomas District in Arequipa have been missing at sea for five days. Officials say the captain at the San Juan port has sent personnel to search for the missing people at sea. Reportedly, the fishermen left last Saturday and were supposed to return Monday, August 1st. Family members […]

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Piura, Peru: More Than 8,000 Mototaxistas Move Toward City, Protest

According to RPP.com.pe more than 8,000 mototaxistas protested and blocked streets in Piura today, Thursday August 4th, calling for a meeting with the mayor, Ruby Rodriguez to discuss circulation permits and the use of ‘stops’ for taxi drivers in the city. The group was lead by the president of the Mototaxistas Federation, Julio Farfan and […]

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Arequipa, Peru: Three Armed Assailants Rob Hardware Store

According to RPP.com.pe three armed assailants robbed a hardware store, Difesur, on Socabaya Avenue in Arequipa today, Wednesday August 3rd. Police say the robbers escaped with more than 16,000 Soles. Police report the assailants used a station wagon and were accompanied by two Daewoo vehicles. The assailants threatened workers and fired three shots in the […]

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Palmira, Peru: Bus Accident Leaves 24 Seriously Wounded, Injured

According to RPP.com.pe twenty-four people were injured in a bus accident this morning, Wednesday August 3rd in the town of Palmira, eight miles from the capital of Gran Chimu province. Officials say 18 people were transported to the Regional Hospital in Trujillo due to the severity of their injuries, while six passengers were transported to […]

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Peru Appoints New Ambassador to United States, Harold Forsyth Mejia

RPP.com.pe reports the new government of Ollanta Humala has appointed the diplomat Harold Forsyth Mejia as the Peruvian ambassador to the United States. Forsyth succeeds Luis Valdivieso and was previously Peru’s ambassador to China, Colombia and Italy. An official government resolution with the support of President Ollanta Humala and the Peruvian Chancellor Rafael Roncagliolo was […]

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Los Olivos, Peru: Factory Gas Leak Emergency Affecting About 300 People

According to RPP.com.pe a gas leak alarm sounded in the Farmagro factory located in Los Olivos on the 60th block on Alfredo Mendiola Avenue. Officials say emergency personnel, firefighters and paramedics responded to the alarm, which affected about 300 people. The gas composition is identified as methionine, composed by a mixture of sulfur and phosphorus. […]

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UNASUR meeting to shield from crisis

A summit of ministers of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) will meet in Lima to analyze the current international financial crisis and to shield South American countries from the same problems reported La Capital. Discussion of an eventual default by the United States called for the presidents of the organization Cristina Fernandez de Kircher […]

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Belgian tourist tranferred to hospital in Arequipa, Peru

A Belgian tourist, who was injured falling down a slope in The Sangalle area of Cayolloma was transferred to Regional Honorio Delgado Hospital in Arequipa informed La Republica.pe. The tourist, identified as Carl Carpentier (21), was rescued by the Unit for High Mountain Rescue (USAM) and is receiving surgery for a broken arm. Read Article.

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Peruvian Tourist Disappears While Climbing Snow Capped Pariacaca Mountain

Americatv.com.pe reports that Victor Raul Serruti, 79 years old disappeared while climbing the snow capped mountain of Pariacaca in Huancayo. Authorities say Serruti was climbing the mountain with a group of people, who returned to the town of Pachacayo to report his disappearance when they lost contact with him. An emergency rescue unit traveled to […]

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Peruvian Figures Show 27 Tourists Die Due to Cold, Snow Conditions

According to Peru21.pe from 2010 until the present 27 tourists have died and 21 have been wounded in Peru when participating in alpine activities in mountainous areas. The chief of the Rescue Unit of the High Mountain Division of National Police, Marco Carrera Torres says the most resent cases in 2011 were that of the […]

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Tumbes, Peru: Colombian Tourists Accuse Moto-Taxi Divers of Stealing, Brawl Occurs

According to RPP.com.pe twenty Colombian tourists confronted a group of ‘mototaxistas’ who they accused of purse robbery after hiring their transportation services. Police say a brawl began in the intersection of Piura Ave. and Huascar Street in the city of Tumbes. A Colombian, Julio Jaramillo was injured during the brawl, suffering from two knife wounds […]

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Colca Valley, Peru: Belgian Tourist Injured After Ravine Fall

According to RPP.com.pe a Belgian tourist, Carl Carpentier was transferred to the Honorio Delgado Espinoza Hospital in Arequipa after falling into a ravine in the Coca Valley in the Caylloma province. Officials say Carpentier arrived in the Colca Valley yesterday, Monday August 1st, and was on his way to Arequipa when he fell into a […]

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Lima, Peru: Police Announce Speed Limit Controls, Increased Fines

According to Peru21.pe officials for the Municipality of Lima have confirmed that more than 1,700 drivers who were fined S/ 432.00 for excessive speed will not receive a discount on their tickets. Maria Jara Risco, manager of the Metropolitan Transportation Department says the objectives of the fines are to generate respect for speed limits by […]

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Santa Maria, Peru: Young Brazilian Drowned In Peruvian Ocean

According to Peru21.pe a Brazilian seminarian, Joao Carlos Junior, 17 years old drowned in ocean off Santa Maria beach this past Friday, July 29th. Junior was part of a group of seminaries from the Order of the Sodality of Apostolic Life who were vacationing in Peru and planning to go to Cusco. Peruvian police say […]

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Chiclayo, Peru: Pest Control Campaign in Rural Areas, Hantavirus Outbreak

RPP.com.pe reports that Peruvian health officials have issued a health warning in three provinces in the region of Chiclayo due to the outbreak of the Hantavirus. Health officials of the regional office in Lambayeque have initiated pest control campaigns, coordinated with municipal districts for the rural zone that houses a high population of Peruvians. Health […]

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Peru: Accident on Pan-American Highway Leaves 1 Chilean Dead, 8 Injured

According to RPP.com.pe an accident occurred on Monday, August 1st leaving one Chilean tourist dead and another eight Chileans injured. Authorities say the accident occurred at the 1,331 kilometer mark on the Pan-American Highway near the border complex of Santa Rosa in the Tacna region. Authorities add, the accident is suspected to have occurred due […]

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Peruvian Police Capture Killers of Businesswoman

According to Peru21.pe Peruvian police have captured two people implicated in the assassination of the businesswoman, Rosario Pilar Villegas Delgado. On the night of Tuesday July 26th Delgado was returning to her house in Pueblo Libre with her husband when four people opened fire on them, killing Delagdo with about six shots, say officials. Police […]

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Puno, Peru: More than 400 Merchants Assaulted on Ayapata-Macusani Highway

According to RPP.com.pe more than 400 merchants were victims of a four-hour assault by ten masked people with firearms in the district of Ayapata in the Quimsa Cruz sector of the Puno region. The victims say the attack lasted from 11 p.m. yesterday until 3 a.m. today, Monday August 1st. Merchants were robbed of their […]

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Peru, Network of 22 Reinec employees involved in Chinese trafficking

The National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reinec) in Peru , are under investigation for alleged involvement in Chinese trafficking by illegally issuing identity cards reported El Comercio.pe. At least 15 illegal Chinese immigrants were issued authentic ID cards in the first half of the year, although they presented false birth certificates. Employees are […]

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Press from 7 South American Countries Stand With EL UNIVERSO

According to ElUniverso.com seven press associations from South American countries stand with the Ecuadorian press organization, El Universo, condemning the attack on freedom of expression by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. On the 20th of July an Ecuadorian court found El Universo opinion editor and three directors guilty of slander against Correa, sentencing them to three […]

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Cusco, Peru: Archaeological Complex Pikillacta Threatened by Wildfires

According to DiarioCorreo.pe, on Monday July 25th officials of the Ecological Police of Cusco warned of a huge wildfire a few kilometers from the archaeological site of Pikillacta. Officials say the fire began around noon and they are unable to contain it by the time the warning was made public. Officials are seeking help from […]

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Santa Anita, Peru: Police Capture Two Members of Bank Robbery Gang

According to Peru21.pe the Peruvian National Police captured two members of a bank robbery gang called ‘Los Marcas de Pamplona Alta’ on Friday July 22nd when they were about to rob a bank client in Santa Anita. Police say the incident occurred at 11:45 a.m. when a bank guard noticed people acting in a suspicious […]

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Trujillo, Peru: Police Capture ‘Gringasho,’ Youngest Peruvian Assassin

According to Peru21.pe, Peruvian National Police have captured the youngest assassin of Peru called ‘Gringasho,’ while traveling in a station wagon with the plate number P1G-169, in Trujillo. Police say he was caught with two other youths, nicknamed ‘Pelao’ and ‘Jerson’ and two weapons. Agents of the Directorate of Special Operations (Diroes) were dispatched to […]

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Peru recovers cultural goods

Peruvian authorities have recently recovered cultural goods that were confiscated in Switzerland, Denmark, and Spain reported HispanTV. The antiques, which were recovered by a joint effort of the Peruvian diplomatic mission and authorities, consisted of 55 pieces of metal, ceramic, and textile of different cultures throughout Peru. Read article.

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Peru: ‘Safe Passage’ Safety Plan Launched for Upcoming Independence Day

According to Peru21.pe the Superintendent of Ground Transportation of Persons, Cargo and Merchants (Sutran) launched the operation plan “Safe Travels for National Independence Festivities 2011” today, Tuesday, July 26th to prevent traffic accidents during the long Independence Day celebrations. Officials say principle supervision and control will be at major bus terminals and highways in Peru. […]

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Lima, Peru: New Point of Human Trafficking Networks

Peru21.pe reports that Lima has become a new haven for networks of human trafficking. Police say in the last couple of weeks they have raided about 71 nightclubs where women, including minors, have been sexually exploited. Police add the raids were in the Cercado area of Lima. Officials of the Official Registry System of Human […]

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Machu Picchu, Peru: 400 More Tourists Able to Enter Per Day

According to DiarioCorreo.pe after tourists were outraged about the restricted entry into Machu Picchu, officials of the Regional Directorate of Culture in Cusco have decided to allow 400 more tourists to enter the site per day through a new access route. As of Monday, July 25th the limit of visitors to Machu Picchu was raised […]

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Lima, Peru: Looters Attack Journalists Working on RIA Novosti Project

According to Sp.Rian.ru three people robbed a group of female journalists arriving in Lima to work on the project RIA Novosti Expedition, as they were traveling to their hotel. The journalists say at an intersection a man walked toward their car and broke the window, pulling a passenger and the passenger’s belongings toward him. Then, […]

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Lima, Peru: Police Raid Human Trafficking Network Using Foreigner Prostitutes

According to ElComercio.pe Peruvian National Police raided a club in Lima on Saturday July 9th, finding 62 women being sexually exploited as prostitutes after being lured to Peru via the Internet. Police report the majority of women were from Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, while a group of them were from the Peruvian jungle. The […]

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La Merced, Peru: Underground Prostitution in Illegal Bars, Taverns

DiarioCorreo.pe reports that in the city of Merced is being overrun by illegal bars and taverns that have led to an underground ring of underage prostitution. The sector of Pampa El Carmen houses many of these businesses, especially in front of the municipal stadium. In the three-block sector, Diario Correo reports there are more than […]

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Bolivia: Between 2008 and 2010 At Least 1,299 Minors Disappear

According to BolPress.com the defender for the Ombudsman Rolando Villena says at least 1,299 Bolivian minors were reported missing between 2008 and 2010, detailed in the report by the Special Force to Fight Crime (FELCC). The Network of Attention to Human Trade and Trafficking (RATT) of Person of MERCOSUR and other government and private institutions […]

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Peru: Tourists Who Haven’t Purchased Online Tickets Cannot Enter Machu Picchu

According to RPP.com.pe the Regional Director of Culture, Juan Julio Garcia Rivas says the availability of tickets is not their responsibility and that all ticket sales for Machu Picchu have to be made online or through an authorized ticket agency. Rivas says tourists that were not able to enter Machu Picchu in the last couple […]

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VIDEO: Juliaca Peru, Confrontation Between Police and Protesters

According to ElComercio.pe on Friday June 24th there was a confrontation between the National Police and residents of Azangaro at the Manaco Capac Airport. Officials say the confrontation left 5 dead and 10 wounded. The protester tried to overtake the airport’s control tower while police headed them off with guns, shields and tear gas. At […]

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Arequipa, Peru: Blocked Road, Strike in Arcata

RPP.com.pe reports residents of Arcata, in the Cayarani District of the Condesuyos province, who have been on strike for 72 hours, just blocked the entrance of the road to the area. Residential officials say they are protesting the pollution from the mining company of Ares S.A.C. and the failure to implement promised projects that would […]

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Peruvian Police Seize Bolivian Auto With $237,000, Cocaine Residue

According to ElComercio.pe agents of the Peruvian National Police seized a Bolivian truck traveling on the Desaguadero-Moquegua road, license plate 1800AXA, in which agents found $237,000 with adhesions of cocaine. Puno police officials report that the semi-trailer was traveling from La Paz, Bolivia to Matarani, Peru transporting soybean meal. Officials say police found a bag […]

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Puno, Peru: Businesses Ask for Economic State of Emergency, Wake of Mining Protests

ElComercio.pe reports that Puno business people have asked the Peruvian Ministry of Finance to declare an economic emergency in their region. Officials say this is due to the recent protests concerning mining concessions in Puno. The economic losses due to the protests stand at $200 million report CPN. Authorities from the Juliaca Chamber of Commerce […]

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Peru Will Experience Energy Deficit 2012, May Turn To Ecuador

According to ElComercio.com Peru faces a temporary energy deficit in 2012 and could ask Ecuador for help in importing electricity in the northern regions of Peru. The Minister of Energy and Mining, Pedro Sanchez made this announcement on Tuesday, July 19th. Officials say energy cuts are due to problems of drought and lack of rain. […]

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Lima, Peru: Merchant Throws Acid At Policemen, Street Traders Upset About Reorganization

According to Peru21.pe a merchant in the commercial center of Lima threw muriatic acid at a group of policemen while the uniforms were attempting to evict the traders from the area in accordance with the Municipality of Lima’s reorganization of street trade. Officials say the Lima mayor, Susan Villaran accompanied the four policemen from the […]

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Peru: Criminal Impersonating Police Commander ‘Pepeo’, Captured

According to Peru21.pe Walter Torpoco Manrique was arrested yesterday, Tuesday, July 19th by the robbery division of Dirincri, a Peruvian police unit. Officials say a year ago Manrique, 61, was released from the Lurigancho prison, but continued committing crimes. Since January, Manrique has stolen 15,000 nuevo soles as fictitious police commander, ‘Pepeo’. Officials say in […]

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Machu Picchu: Tourists Upset With New Restriction 2,500 Visitors Per Day

According to Peru21.pe tourists are upset about the possible closure and new limitation of 2,500 visitors per day for the Incan site of Machu Picchu. The Regional Directorate of Culture in Cusco announced the number of visitors allowed into Machu Picchu is restricted to 2,500 per day. Officials say more than 300 tourists expressed anger […]

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Ayacucho, Peru: Two Military Officers Die in Shootout with Terrorists

Peru21.pe reports that two soldiers were killed this morning, Tuesday July 19th, in a shootout with terrorists in Llochegua in the Ayacucho province. Officials say the attack occurred during a patrol of Llochegua, where two soldiers were wounded as well. The military patrol belonged to the Base Against Terrorism, “Mantaro Union. Officers of the Joint […]

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Surco, Peru: Municipality of Surco on Alert, Increased Home and Car Theft, Robbery

According to Peru21.pe the Municipality of Surco has been raised to a ‘permanent alert’ due to increases of thefts and robberies. The mayor of Surco, Roberto Gomez Baca says that both home and car crimes have increased this year. Baca adds 180 vehicles have been stolen since the beginning of 2011. Officials say the cars […]

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Lima, Peru: Four Arrested in Connection with Death of Policeman

According to Peru21.pe the Homicide Investigation Division (Divinhom) in Lima have arrested and charged four people, including a police officer, Jonathan Vargas Cristobal, for the death of Alejandro Morales Chuecas, who was killed during an assault on Sandoval pharmacy in the center of Lima. Officials say the robbery occurred on July 2nd, in which Morales’s […]

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Peru, the Anonymous Social Network

The hacker group known for its several attacks to government websites, Anonymous, has created its own social network on the web reported Peru21.pe. Anonymous calls this social website AnonPlus, and was made after activists of the group were banned from sites such as Facebook and YouTube. The new site contains a message from the group […]

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