January 4, 2003 |
A court struck down anti-terrorism laws Friday that had been used to quash rebel movements in the 1990s, in a decision that could bring new trials for many people imprisoned on terrorism charges. The Constitutional Tribunal's ruling came after an examination of four decrees approved by former President Alberto Fujimori.
July 13, 2002 |
President Alejandro Toledo swore in a new prime minister and several Cabinet members Friday in a bid to revive his sagging popularity and calm turbulent political waters one year into his administration. Luis Solari, a key figure in Toledo's Peru Possible Party, was named prime minister and chief of the Cabinet. He replaced Roberto Danino, whose management was said to have alienated some party leaders.
May 13, 1997 |
Dozens of people occupied the Peruvian Consulate in Seville to protest the killing last month of the guerrillas who took over the Japanese ambassador's residence in Peru in December. Police gathered outside the consulate but took no action. The protesters left peacefully after about three hours, consulate secretary Carmen Mellado said. The state news agency EFE put the number of protesters at 100 and said most were members of the Rural Workers Union. Mellado said the number was closer to 50.
September 27, 1997 |
The expectations were high for Peruvian singer Susana Baca's Los Angeles debut Thursday at LunaPark. Critically praised during a brief tour of New York and Miami in 1995, her appearance here supported her first U.S. solo album, "Susana Baca" on Luaka Bop Records. And she delivered on all counts. A slender, smiling woman with a sweet voice and an innate rhythmic strength, she sang a program devoted mostly to songs from the album, backed by a four-piece ensemble. Some numbers were familiar.
January 11, 1989 |
Suspected Maoist Shining Path rebels killed 11 police officers and injured seven others in two ambushes in a tropical region known as Peru's "cocaine cradle," police said Tuesday.
May 10, 1985 |
Peruvian police today defused a powerful bomb planted near the presidential palace by presumed left-wing guerrillas. Police sources said the cannonball-shaped bomb had been planted on the banks of the river Rimac about two blocks from the presidential palace in central Lima. The bomb would have caused damage in a 50-yard radius but it was not immediately clear whether its fragments would have reached the palace, they said.
February 13, 1986 |
Five Indian peasants were killed in a Maoist guerrilla attack over the weekend in the state of Ayacucho, a Peruvian military communique said Wednesday.
August 14, 1989 |
About 70,000 miners, many earning less than $2 a week, plan to start an indefinite strike for higher wages and other benefits today.
August 15, 1998 |
Peru's president, Alberto Fujimori, said he hoped a peace accord with Ecuador could be signed next month to end a half-century border conflict marked by shooting wars. On a whirlwind round of South American diplomacy, Fujimori sounded upbeat about defusing tensions that flared this week when Peru accused 300 Ecuadorean troops of entering its territory in a "clear provocation."
November 23, 1990 |
An earthquake rocked the Pacific coast north of Lima on Thursday, the Geophysical Institute said. No serious injuries or major damage were reported. The magnitude 4.9 temblor was centered 170 miles north of Lima.