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Peruvian police prevents two planned kidnappings in Lima

Eight members of a Limean kidnapping gang who call themselves “Los pitucos de La Victoria” (loosely translated: The rich guys of La Victoria, which is a poorer Limean district) were arrested by Peruvian police agents Tuesday morning, just minutes before they tried to kidnap a businessman in the district of Surco. A couple of days […]

Peruvian Virginia Tech victim was excellent swimmer, mother says

The mother of 21-year-old Daniel Pérez Cueva, a Peruvian student killed in yesterday’s shooting massacre at Virginia Tech, was an outstanding sportsman who excelled in swimming, his mother Betty Cueva said. He was a member of Peru’s National Swimming Federation. “This is very difficult for me, something I cannot apprehend”, a weeping Mrs. Cueva said. […]

Peru’s First Lady introduces Sembrando program to U.S. businessmen

Peru’s First Lady Pilar Nores de Garcia on Monday presented various initiatives of the “Sembrando” social program to United States businessmen. Sembrando is a government charity program chaired by herself which aims to provide direct support for productive development programs in the extremely poor communities in Peru, to promote awareness about the individual and social […]

Lima, Peru: Police seize 10 tons of horse meat to be sold as beef

The Peruvian police seized 10 tons of horse meat in a factory located in Lima’s eastern district of Ate. Apparently the meat was supposed to be sold as regular beef on Lima’s markets. The illegal merchandise was confiscated on the premises of company Cinasur SRL and is valued at S/. 50,000 Nuevo Soles (approximately US$ […]

Interview with kidnapped Peruvian journalist Jaime Razuri

(by C.J. Schexnayder, On New Years Day, a Peruvian photojournalist for Agency France-Presse, Jaime Razuri, was kidnapped at gunpoint in the Gaza Strip. For six days his whereabouts were unknown as journalists and diplomats from around the globe demanded his release. He was freed, unharmed, on Jan. 7, 2007. The incident made him a […]

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