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Peru Targets Multinationals Linked to Sale of Illegal Gold

A new investigation into illegal mining has revealed that Peruvian prosecutors are digging into a large Swiss refinery for buying suspect gold. The case is the...
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Peru’s Narco-Candidates Under Spotlight Due to Profligate Governor

The governor of Peru’s Loreto province has come under investigation for receiving campaign funds from drug-traffickers, suggesting that Peru’s lauded fight...
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Satellite Images Show Threat of Criminal Activities in Peru’s Amazon

Imaging compiled by the Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) shows how in 2018 medium scale deforestation affected huge swaths of rainforest in Peru’s...
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Peru Running Out of Ideas to Stop Illegal Mining in Madre de Dios

Authorities in Peru have launched a largescale operation aimed at driving out illegal gold mining and other illicit activities in the Madre de Dios region, but...
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Peruvian Farmers Abandoning Coffee Plantations for Coca Fields

A drop in coffee prices is forcing hundreds of Peruvian farmers to seek work in coca plantations-a sign that the country, like its neighbor Colombia, is seeing a...
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Ecuador Arms Trafficking Ring More Complex Than Previously Thought

Organized crime structures are known to be moving entire arsenals from Peru into Ecuador and on to armed groups within Colombia. However, the full details about the...
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Major Odebrecht Corruption Cases and Investigations in 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline...
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Peru’s Crusade Against Corruption Faces Severe Uphill Struggle

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra described 2019 as the year of the fight against corruption and...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...