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Peru’s ex-spy chief Montesinos receives another 5-year prison sentence

The 5th Penal Court of the Superior Court of Justice in Lima (CSJL) sentenced Vladimiro Montesinos, ex-intelligence chief and adviser of former president Alberto Fujimori, to five years in prison, after he was found guilty of abuse of power and influence peddling. The Supreme Court presided by the justice Victor Prado Saldarriaga also sentenced him […]

Peruvian blogger reveals vice-presidents hired advisers illegally

Peruvian blogger Jose Alejandro Godoy revealed on his blog ” Desde el tercer piso” (From the third floor) that several people were hired illegally to work for Peru’s second vice-president Lourdes Mendoza del Solar. According to the blogger, not only does first vice-president Luis Giampietri have a specific budget of S/. 100,000 soles to his […]

Peru’s currency rises to eight-year high

According to a report by Andrea Jaramillo at Bloomberg.com (>> link >>), the Peruvian Nuevo Sol has risen to an eight-year high mainly because the Peruvian government’s initiatives to deduct more money from mining companies to the benefit of regional social programs is beginning to show its effects. The Bloomberg report states that mining companies […]

Chile incorporates eight new F-16 jets at border to Peru

The Chilean Air Force (FACH) incorporated eight new F-16 fighter jets into its military fleet stationed in the northern part of the country, according to a report published today in the online edition of the Chilean newspaper “La Tercera”. Six of those airships were permanently assigned to air group No. 8 of the 5th Aerial […]

Peru court suspends Mesa Redonda trial after victim’s relatives breakdown

Peru’s The Fifth Criminal Court postponed an ongoing trial until next Monday April 23rd, after prosecutors showed emotional videos that led to numerous breakdowns among the attending relatives of the 291 victims who perished in a fire in the Mesa Rendonda shopping area in downtown Lima on December 29th, 2001. District attorney Ana Maria Cubas […]

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