Betsy Galbreath · January, 2012

Latest posts by Betsy Galbreath from January, 2012

Peru: MOVADEF – The Return of the Shining Path?

  26 January 2012

In the afternoon of January 20, the National Elections Board made known its decision that it was denying, for the second time, the registration of MOVADEF (Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights) as a political party. Social networks were immediately teeming with reactions. But what is MOVADEF, and why is there so much fuss about it?

Peru: Conflict Over Conga Mining Project Continues

  10 January 2012

The Christmas and New Year's holidays, as well as other political news in the country have taken a bit of the media spotlight from the Conga Mine Project in Cajamarca, but that doesn't mean the conflict hasn't continued to develop. In this post, we follow up on the latest news from Cajamarca.

Peruvians Debate Possible Pardon for Alberto Fujimori

  4 January 2012

One of the most debated topics right now in Peru, especially on social networks, is the possibility that ex-President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a sentence of 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity and corruption, may receive a humanitarian pardon.