Convicted Drugs Mule In Peru Jail Could Serve Rest Of Sentence In UK

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

Convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid could serve the rest of her sentence in the UK as Peru seeks a jail transfer. The 20-year-old may return home in the...

If Norway Is a 'Human Rights Superpower', It Must Act on Peru

David Hill | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
David Hill

It sounds good, doesn't it, a Council on Ethics established by a Finance Ministry to investigate if companies violate ethical guidelines and, if the answer is yes, to recommend the government divests?

Peru's Amazon at Risk: '21st Century Oil Firms With 18th Century Laws?'

David Hill | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Given that these three people have spent years between them working to defend the Peruvian environment and Peruvians' human rights and seen all manner of government, company or others' chicanery, their responses make it clear just how, well, 'terrible', 'incredible' and 'outrageous' the proposed law really is.

Indigenous Leader Denounces Peru's Camisea Gas Project Expansion

David Hill | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Abras Turco is reported as claiming to speak for 22 heads of indigenous communities in the region, and criticizing national, regional and local government 'for their incapacity to set in motion development projects.'

Mystery As 400 Dead Dolphins Wash Up On Peru's Beaches

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK

More than 400 dolphin corpses have mysteriously washed up on beaches in northern Peru. Authorities are so far baffled as to the cause of the incide...

Gas Firm 'Assumes' It Will Bring 'Fear' to the Peruvian Amazon

David Hill | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
David Hill

Gas company Pluspetrol admits it will cause 'fear' and possibly 'stress' and a 'sensation of invasion' among indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon who have little or no contact with outsiders.

Shocking Footage Of Vigilantes Whipping 'Prostitutes'

ITN | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In shocking scenes, members of a local vigilante group in Peru storm a nightclub, whipping and shoving dozens of female employees.. ...

Peru Drugs Mule Pair Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum Receive Six Year Sentences

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum, the two British women accused of drug smuggling in Peru, have been given jail terms of six years and eight months...

Peru Gay Man Tortured, Dismembered and Burned to Death

Dan Littauer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Dan Littauer

A 19 year-old gay man was brutally, tortured and murdered in Peru, reveals a report that has surfaced earlier this week... This hate crime has shocked Peru's public, since the charred remains of Molero's body were found with police reporting signs of the young man having been tortured and then dismembered.

850 Brits 'Banged-Up Abroad' For Drug Offences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Hundreds of Britons are locked up in squalid conditions overseas, without trial, for drug related offences that could carry a possible death penalty, ...

Peru Fishermen Are Butchering Dolphins For Cheap Shark Bait

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK

An undercover journalist has shot the first ever footage which confirms fisherman are butchering dolphins and using their flesh as shark bait off the ...

World Food Day: Food Aid Is Not a Long-Term Solution

Sarah K Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sarah K Edwards

Indigenous children in Peru are growing up stunted and with cognitive impairments, and food aid programmes are part of the problem. For the Ashanink...

The Petra Trail - Highlights of Peru

Petra Shepherd | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

For me the undoubted highlight of Peru has been the people. I've only really touched on a small area of Peru - Cusco and the Sacred Valley, Arequipa and the Colca Canyon and Puno and Lake Titicaca yet I feel as though I've visited three entirely different countries as reflected in the traditional dress.

UN Says Peru's Gas Plans Could Threaten Indigenous Peoples

David Hill | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
David Hill

A United Nations committee says that plans by Peru's government to expand a controversial gas project in the Amazon could threaten the 'physical and cultural survival' of indigenous peoples...

Peru Two 'In Brilliant Health'

The Huffington Post/ PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

An Irish priest has described two women awaiting sentencing for drug trafficking in Peru as in “brilliant” health and “very very well” after v...

Peru Two Plead Guilty To £1.5m Drug Trafficking

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Two British women have pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine out of Peru. Michaella McCollum, 20, from Dungannon, Co T...

The Petra Trail - Lima

Petra Shepherd | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

I spent 19 years crisscrossing the globe with the world's leading travel broadcaster, Travel Channel International. I visited over 80 countries. But amazingly, apart from a brief stint in Ecuador, I seem to have missed out the whole of South America.

78 (Or Is That 148?) Civil Society Groups Lobby Peru's President over Amazon Gas Plans

David Hill | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK
David Hill

Last month 19 Peruvian civil society organizations wrote an open letter to the country's president, Ollanta Humala, expressing their concern about the planned expansion of Peru's biggest ever gas development, known as the 'Camisea project.'

Drugs Bust Woman Hopes To Serve Sentence In Scotland

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

One of the British women suspected of trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru will "play the game" and plead guilty, in the hope of ...

Willing Mules Or Forced At Gunpoint?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK

The statements of the two British girls charged with smuggling £1.5m of cocaine out of Peru have been published, chronicling the time leading up to t...

British 'Drug Mules' Locked Up With Peru's Most Infamous Killers

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The two British women accused of drug trafficking £1.5 million worth of cocaine have been taken to an infamous Peruvian jail which houses some of the...

Connecting Kent With Peru Via Cricket and Cigarette Cards

Kit Caless | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kit Caless

By the time I was old enough to work on those ferries, escaping Kent had become an obsession. Being so close to the coast, so close to France and the continent developed the gnawing idea that there was always something better, somewhere else.

Baby Oil, Pringles, Hair Remover, Toilet Roll...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

What would you most desperately want if you were awaiting trial in a Peru prison? Apparently baby oil, Pringles and hair remover are among the ult...

Peru Drug Bust Duo Could Spend 3 Years In Prison Before Trial

PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years ...

'Drug Mule' Brits Remanded In Custody In Peru

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Two women arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5 million out of Peru have been refused bail and could spend up to three years ...