Peru http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22121/all en Rudy Giuliani to advise Peruvian presidential candidate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/rudy-giuliani-peru-keiki-fujimori <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "America's mayor" was known for reducing crime. Can he bring that success to Peru? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It was Rudy&nbsp;Giuliani&#39;s signal achievement: reducing crime in the Big Apple.</p> <p> He&#39;s been out of City Hall for almost a decade now, and didn&#39;t get far in his 2008 bid for the presidency, but the&nbsp;former New York City mayor is still cashing in on his expertise.</p> <p> Peruvian presidential candidate Keiki&nbsp;Fujimori has hired&nbsp;Giuliani as an adviser to boost her law-and-order credentials.&nbsp;Giuliani is expected to help&nbsp;Fujimori&#39;s campaign design public safety programs.</p> <p> Giuliani arrived in Peru on Sunday and met with several mayors in Lima, as well as with members of&nbsp;Fujimori&#39;s senior staff, <a href="http://www.larepublica.pe/17-05-2011/el-modelo-de-represion-de-rudolph-giuliani">reported La Republica</a>.</p> <p> He said he went to a police station and jail and then was going to give recommendations on how to reduce crime. &quot;Your system is in need of tremendous repair,&quot;&nbsp;Giuliani said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/rudy-giuliani-peru-keiki-fujimori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Peru Que pasa Tue, 17 May 2011 17:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5645348 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru surfing http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5646739 Americas Peru Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:12:00 +0000 John Otis 5646739 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru declares state of emergency in Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-state-emergency-amazon-coca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coca growers have been blocking a major road since Sunday to protest the government's efforts to eradicate coca. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Peru declared a state of emergency in parts of the Amazon where coca growers have been striking to protest the forced eradication of their crop.</p> <p> It is the first time in his 47 days in office that President Ollanta Humala has <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5gB27Ih-VGFphpMGUSvlcdxIY6Yeg?docId=1606865">used the emergency measure</a>, which gives the police more power to make arrests and suspends some constitutional rights, reports EFE. The state of emergency is set to last 60 days.</p> <p> <strong>More on Latin America: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110913/cuba-protests-arab-spring-castro-government-politics">Will Cubans revolt?</a></strong></p> <p> Coca growers began an indefinite strike on Sunday and blocked a major highway that connects the Ucayali department with the rest of the country. The strike is a response to the government&#39;s policy of forced eradication of coca leaves, the main ingredient in cocaine.</p> <p> <strong>Read more: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110905/mexico-drug-war-extortion-felipe-calderon">Mexico&#39;s extortion racket</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-state-emergency-amazon-coca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Peru Que pasa Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:36:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5675325 at http://www.globalpost.com China to knock off US as Peru's top trading partner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-china-trade-latin-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trade between China and Peru is expected to exceed $13 billion this year. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> China is set to replace the United States as Peru&#39;s biggest trade partner.</p> <p> In the first seven months of the year, Peru&#39;s exports to China <a href="http://www.andina.com.pe/Espanol/noticia-china-desplazaria-a-eeuu-como-principal-socio-comercial-peru-a-fines-ano-380452.aspx">grew by 30 percent</a>, reported state news agency Andina.</p> <p> The Chinese demand for raw materials &mdash; including copper, zinc and lead &mdash; fuels much of the demand for Peruvian products.</p> <p> But Jorge Chian, the economic and trade adviser at Peru&rsquo;s Embassy in Beijing, said Peru is also exporting non-traditional products, such as fishmeal and natural dyes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-china-trade-latin-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Peru China Que pasa Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:26:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5676786 at http://www.globalpost.com After death, Peru targets soccer hooligans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111025/peru-cracks-down-soccer-hooligans <p> LIMA &mdash; The death of a young man in a soccer stadium has sparked a crackdown on hooligans, and the sporting establishment that allegedly backs them. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111025/peru-cracks-down-soccer-hooligans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Soccer Sports Americas Peru Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:21:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5679184 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru: Proposed gold mine riles locals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111206/peru-gold-mine-mining-economy-environment-ollanta-humala <p> LIMA &mdash; President Humala&rsquo;s tightrope act isn&#39;t easy: keeping Peru&rsquo;s economy booming while cracking down on the mining industry&rsquo;s environmental excesses.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111206/peru-gold-mine-mining-economy-environment-ollanta-humala" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Peru World Leaders Americas Peru Emerging Markets Global Economy Tue, 06 Dec 2011 17:40:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5683471 at http://www.globalpost.com Did Peru commandos execute hostage-takers? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120103/did-peru-commandos-execute-hostage-takers <p> LIMA, Peru &mdash; It was the photo that defined a presidency; Fujimori stepping over the corpses of Marxist terrorists following a daring commando raid. Now that raid is under scrutiny.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120103/did-peru-commandos-execute-hostage-takers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Conflict Zones Peru Politics Tue, 03 Jan 2012 22:47:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5685818 at http://www.globalpost.com In Peru, worries about a spate of violent crime http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120112/peru-worries-about-spate-violent-crime <p> LIMA &mdash; A spate of killings of would-be robbers and kidnappers by their intended victims has left Peruvians debating a more aggressive approach to violent crime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120112/peru-worries-about-spate-violent-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Peru Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5687189 at http://www.globalpost.com Omar Chehade, Peru VP, steps down amid corruption charges http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120118/peru-corruption-claims-vp-omar-chehade LIMA — Omar Chehade said he was stepping down “not to jeopardize the good image of the government.” It might be too late for that.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120118/peru-corruption-claims-vp-omar-chehade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Peru Politics Wed, 18 Jan 2012 17:24:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5687930 at http://www.globalpost.com Parasitic twin to be removed from Peruvian boy's stomach (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/parasitic-twin-peru-twins-childbirth-video Doctors in Peru were readying to remove the parasitic twin of a 3-year-old boy from his stomach.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/parasitic-twin-peru-twins-childbirth-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Science Technology Health Weird Wide Web Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5689595 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru, Latin America's hidden growth story http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120217/peru-latin-america-economy-growth LIMA — No Latin American or Caribbean economy grew more than Peru during the decade to 2011, with an average annual GDP increase of around 5.75 percent. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120217/peru-latin-america-economy-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Xerox Peru Emerging Markets Global Economy Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5692219 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru makes last-minute claim to Spanish booty of the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120223/peru-makes-last-minute-claim-spanish-booty-the-nuestra-sen <p> Spanish military cargo planes were due to fly the gold home tomorrow after a court ordered a Florida shipwreck diving company to turn it over, ending a five-year legal battle &mdash; or so it was thought.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120223/peru-makes-last-minute-claim-spanish-booty-the-nuestra-sen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Peru Spain United States Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:43:00 +0000 News Desk 5693226 at http://www.globalpost.com In Peru, one of the world's worst polluters is set to reopen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120227/peru-pollution-environment-doe-run-renco-la-oroya-smelter LIMA — For almost 90 years, the smelter at La Oroya, high in the Peruvian Andes, spewed out a toxic cocktail of heavy metals that slowly poisoned the town’s people.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120227/peru-pollution-environment-doe-run-renco-la-oroya-smelter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> environment Green Peru Health Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5693733 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru: Shining Path chief reveals gruesome tales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120306/peru-shining-path-arrest-new-details LIMA – Under interrogation, the recently arrested leader of the Shining Path has been revealing disturbing new details of the wanton violence unleashed by Peru’s deadly rebel group.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120306/peru-shining-path-arrest-new-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Conflict Zones Peru Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:44:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5694870 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru pro-mining protest turns deadly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120315/peru-gold-mining-protest-deadly LIMA, Peru — Protests against a government crackdown on illegal gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon have erupted into deadly violence.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120315/peru-gold-mining-protest-deadly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gold Peru Emerging Markets Political Risk Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:51:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5696272 at http://www.globalpost.com