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Peru Opens Probe Into Ex-Odebrecht Executive’s Bank Accounts

The article discusses investigations in to the head of a construction firm’s bank account.  The investigation started after strange movement was detected in the account.  The investigations have also revealed corruption within the company.- Annika Thiessen https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/04/12/world/americas/12reuters-peru-corruption.html?_r=0  

Venezuela Slams Nations for “Meddling” Over Protest Call

“Venezuela Slams Nation for “Meddling” Over Protest Call.” News, April 18, 2017, sec. Latin America & Caribbean. http://www.bbc.com/news/Veworld-latin-america-39629041. Delcy Rodriguez, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, criticized a joint communique by 11 Latin American countries that called on Venezuela’s government to “guarantee the right to peace protest,” as “rude meddling” on their part. The 11 …

Peru’s ex-President Alejandro Toledo

The ex-President of Peru, Alejandro Toledo who was president from 2001 to 2006 is undergoing investigation regarding allegations of taking bribes. The Brazilian construction firm, Odebrecht has admitted to paying $29m to secure contracts in Peru from 2005 through 2014. Peruvian media reported that Odebrecht’s former executive directors firmly confessed …

Lima’s mayor fights a battle.

Lima’s current mayor, the first elected women in Peru’s capital, is a reformist fighting for human rights; yet lately she has had to face struggle because the majority of the people are disagreeing with her actions. Lima seems to be accustomed to very conservative politics, so having a human rights reformis pausing …

Shining Path Leader Captured in Peru

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17005739 The Maoist Shining Path organization has long been a threat to the security of Peru.  Thankfully for Peru, things have been cooling down over the last twenty years.  This has culminated today with the capture of the rebel leader “Comrade Artemio.” Artemio (born Florindo Eleuterio Flores) was in command …

Isolated Peruvian Tribe’s Sightings are on the Rise

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16816816 It is often easy to forget, in this modern world, that there still remain a few isolated tribal cultures that exist outside of what we like to think of as ‘civilization’.  The vast, untamed wildernesses of South America contain many of these cultures.  Unfortunately, as those wild lands are …

27 Killed In Peruvian Rehabilitation Center

27 people are killed and 5 are injured in a fire that broke out in a rehabilitation center located in a poor section of Peru’s capital city Lima. Firefighters say most of the deaths were caused by asphyxiation, or lack of oxygen because the recovering addicts were housed in prison-styled …

The Peruvian Economy Through Transitioning Regimes

One book I found was entitled Searching for a Better Society: The Peruvian Economy from 1950. It explained the changes in domestic policy toward foreign investment during different regimes. For instance, many of the governments elected by the people attempted to change Peru from a country solely dependent on foreign markets …

Peruvian Economy

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_latin_american_geography/v001/1.1bury.pdf In my topic, I delve into  the problems of the Peruvian economy. As noted in my first paper, Peru’s economy is largely dependent on foreign capital. As a result, it has opened up its amazon to foreign companies. I have taken a closer look at how this growing investment …

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