Peruvian Government Expands Scope of Military Activity

December 2, 2011 Ángel Páez 0

The government of President Humala, a retired army officer who took office Jul. 28, apparently wants to widen the scope of action of the armed forces. The militarisation of public order is being encouraged and social protests are being criminalised, said Aldo Blume, a researcher at the Legal Defence Institute (IDL), a local human rights organisation.


Peru: Humala and Fujimori in Final Stretch

April 12, 2011 Ángel Páez 0

If retired military officer Ollanta Humala wins the Jun. 5 presidential runoff in Peru, he will have to govern with a highly fragmented Congress. And if lawmaker Keiko Fujimori triumphs, her most notable move may be the release of her father, former president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving 25 years in prison. […]

WikiLeaks: Peruvian Army Connected to Drug Trafficking

December 16, 2010 InSight 0
A March 2009 U.S. diplomatic cable from Lima written by then U.S. Ambassador to Peru, P. Michael McKinley, to Washington D.C. and released by the WikiLeaks whistle-blower website, chronicles a long history of Peruvian military involvement in drug trafficking in the Andean nation.

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