Peru

Weekly InSight: Latin America’s Odebrecht Scandal Just Keeps Growing

In our March 29 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed recent developments in a seemingly never-ending international corruption scandal involving Brazil construction giant Odebrecht…

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Peru Ex-President Is Latest LatAm Elite Tied to Odebrecht Bribery Case

The government of Peru is seeking the detention of the country’s former president on charges related to an expansive bribery case that has implicated a number of political and economic elites throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

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‘Most Wanted’ Peru Drug Trafficker Captured in Dominican Republic

A suspected drug trafficker named earlier this year on Peru’s list of most wanted fugitives has been captured in the Dominican Republic, another sign that Peruvian crime groups may be building important international relationships…

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Peru Organized Crime Reforms May Be Missing the Mark

Peru has reformed its laws pertaining to organized crime in a context of growing public concern about the issue, but it’s unclear whether the changes will have a substantial impact on crime groups operating in the country…

This piece was co-written with Tristan Clavel. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Colombian Crime Groups Export Loan Sharking to Peru

Authorities in Peru are warning about the involvement of Colombian crime groups in loan sharking, suggesting these organizations are expanding their participation in this activity outside of their home country…

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Dozens of Peru Police Investigated for Extrajudicial Killings

Nearly one hundred members of Peru‘s national police are under investigation for their alleged participation in a series of extrajudicial killings, illustrating the dangers of inculcating and rewarding violence within police forces…

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Illegal Mining Linked to Environmental, Health Emergency in Peru

The Peruvian government has announced a 60-day state of emergency in the southwestern state of Madre de Dios due to mercury contamination linked to illegal mining, highlighting the environmental dangers posed by this illicit business…

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