May 24, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
The government of Peru on Saturday declared a two-month period of martial law in the southern state of Arequipa where residents are protesting the construction of a copper mine. Being under martial law allows police to enter homes without search warrants, as well as to break up protests and ...[read more]
December 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
UN Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity Virginia Dandan has urged states attending the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru, to commit to a new legally binding agreement on greenhouse gas emissions. The twentieth session of the ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN's highest court, issued a ruling establishing a new maritime boundary between Peru and Chile on Monday. The ICJ granted Peru some parts of the Pacific Ocean formerly controlled by Chile but left Chile prosperous coastal fishing grounds. The ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Daniel Mullen
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) began hearings on Monday regarding a longtime border dispute between Chile and Peru. Peru first filed its application with the ICJ in 2008 alleging that Chile refused to enter into negotiations over the disputed maritime border and requesting that the ICJ ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On November 6, 2010, a Peruvian judge reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization, after serving 15 years of her 20 year sentence. Berenson had previously been granted parole in May 2010 due to her good behavior, ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Congress of Peru on Wednesday approved a bill that would reform the country's private pension system. The bill, which will increase the number of workers while lowering the fees for contributors, was passed with a 11-10 vote with one abstention. Peru's current four private pension funds, which ...[read more]
June 10, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On June 10, 2009, the Peruvian Congress voted to suspend controversial indigenous land laws in an effort to reduce protests in response to an estimated 650 Peruvian National Police and Special Forces officers attacking several thousand indigenous protesters at a road block the day before. The ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A complaint allegedly filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) could reopen a human rights lawsuit against Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Reuters reported Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by Humala during his service as an army officer in Peru's San Martin ...[read more]

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