CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 2000
Peru is slowly but surely sinking into Fujimocracy. R.J. TERRILL Torrance
June 7, 2013 |
LIMA, Peru -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on Friday said he had turned down the plea for a pardon by former leader Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity. In an midday announcement at the presidential palace in Lima, Humala said he was acting on the recommendation of the justice minister not to exercise his power of granting pardon to Fujimori, who was elected president three times. Fujimori's family appealed to Humala to grant a pardon on humanitarian grounds because the former president suffers from cancer of the tongue for which he has received five surgeries.
June 12, 2009 |
Riot police used tear gas Thursday to turn student protesters away from Peru's Congress as thousands nationwide marched in support of Amazon Indians resisting oil and natural gas exploration on their land. At least 20,000 students, labor union members and indigenous Peruvians from the country's Andean highlands to its jungle lowlands joined mostly peaceful protests. In Lima, riot police fended off several hundred students, some of whom threw rocks and Molotov cocktails.
September 17, 2011
In August, Cameron Taylor-Brown and her husband, Charles, spent a week in Peru's Sacred Valley before hiking the Salkantay Route to Machu Picchu. Just north of Maras, the couple visited stream-fed salt ponds where the contrasting elements caught her eye. "The off-white grid of the salt pools playing against the dark clothing of this person feels mysterious and intriguing," the Los Angeles resident said. Taylor-Brown used a Canon PowerShot SD850. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992
In response to "Shining Path Brightens in Lima's Slums," Commentary, April 17: Jorge Castaneda's column suggests that the so-called coup in Peru is "denounced" by Peruvians, when in fact over 70% of them support it. Castaneda calls the Shining Path an "ostensible adversary invoked for the necessity of the coup," but those at risk see the threat as very real: More than 25,000 people have died at their hands since 1980. Does our haste in the U.S. to demonize President Alberto Fujimori have anything to do with his surname?
September 13, 2009 |
A flood of high-quality counterfeit U.S. money from Peru is perplexing federal authorities, who say the shadowy networks that are responsible are also engaging in other criminal activity that poses a threat to national security. Over the last year, authorities and banks have recovered at least $7.8 million in fake notes across the United States that they believe were manufactured in Peru, according to Secret Service statistics. In addition, $446,280 in fake U.S. cash from Peru was seized before it was spent during that same period, and more than $18.2 million more in raids in the South American country, the Secret Service said.