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Mysterious Deaths, Threats and Skulduggery Surround Odebrecht Investigation

A number of whistleblowers in the Odebrecht corruption scandal have died under mysterious circumstances, and now a prosecutor in Peru says that a...
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Peru Criminals Set Up Phony Govt Agency to Receive Bribes

A criminal group in Peru built a phony government office to swindle contractors bidding on a public works project. But the scheme only worked because such projects...
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Peru Wildlife Agency Eases Export of Illegal Shark Fins

Peru’s government agency entrusted with protecting endangered species is under investigation for collaborating with shark fin traffickers who export illegal...
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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...