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Keiko Fujimori, accused of ties to Odebrecht scandal
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Another Top Peru Politician Embroiled in Odebrecht Scandal

With four former presidents either in jail or fleeing arrest and another top politician now facing allegations of money laundering, Peru is steadily uprooting the...
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LatAm Presidents and the Law: Is Era of Impunity Nearing Its End?

From kidnapping and mass murder to money laundering and misuse of public funds, contemporary Latin American leaders have been investigated for a broad range of...
Balbín Antonio Castillo Nole following his 2012 arrest
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Head of Copycat MS13 Offshoot Captured in Peru

The capture of the head of Peru's own "Mara Salvatrucha" is likely an example of Central America's MS13 inspiring similar -- but probably unconnected -- criminal...
David Bazán Arévalo, mayor of Tocache, Peru
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Peru Mayor’s Arrest Reveals Ties to Drug Trafficking and Terrorism

On July 26, Peru's counternarcotics police arrested David Bazán Arévalo, the mayor of Tocache, on charges of financing and supplying weapons of war to a...
Helicopters deployed for an antinarcotic operation in the VRAEM
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Peru Anti-Crime Operations Show Drug Trade’s Resilience in VRAEM

A large cocaine seizure in a dismantled clandestine lab and repeated ambushes against security forces point to persistent criminal activity in Peru's main...
Graffiti that reads "Against Corruption"
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After Lula’s Conviction, A Typology of Presidential Corruption

On the surface, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's 9-year sentence for corruption seems reminiscent of numerous corruption cases targeting...
Peru authorities burn an illegal mining site
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After Massive Police Op, What’s Next in Fight Against Illegal Gold?

In a massive operation, more than 2,000 police officers destroyed dozens of illegal mining camps in the heart of the country's mining area. Still, it's not clear...
Rapid urbanization fuels land trafficking in Lima, Peru
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How Urbanization and Land Trafficking Go Hand-in-Hand in Peru

The latest revelations about land trafficking in Peru show how unchecked urban sprawl can foster criminal enterprises that operate with official...
Carlos MacDowell Villacorta
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Peru Police Port Operation Shows Drug Trade Power Dynamics

A massive police operation in Peru's principal drug port, Callao, has shed light on the workings of local cocaine trafficking networks and how they relate to the...