Regions / Peru
Peru's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former president Alberto Fujimori for crimes against humanity.
The U.S.-Peru free trade agreement has led directly to government crackdowns and the deaths of indigenous protestors, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.
The South American nation offers the U.S. an opportunity to bring change that matters to relations with all of Latin America.
E. Ethelbert Miller talks with R. Victoria Arana about new black literature in Britain and its take on empire.
Peru's new president is pushing free market policies and promoting social justice. Can he do both?
Peruvian elections will be notable for either marking a new neopopulist victory by a former military officer or the first woman Peruvian president.
Fujimoris decision to call for new elections and dismantle SIN is an important step toward putting Peru back on the path to democratization; however, the situation remains very tense and the position of the military and intelligence services uncertain.
U.S. officials have sought to relax restrictions on intelligence sharing with Andean governments at a time when these provisions need to be strengthened.
The Bush administrations Andean Regional Initiative (ARI)largely an expansion of U.S. support for Plan Colombiapassed the House of Representatives in late July, largely intact.
The supposedly successful closure of the "air bridge" hasn't therefore meant the end of the joint U.S./Peruvian "surveillance" program, but rather increased the area where "interdiction" must occur.