Though the US said this month that Bolivia has "demonstrably failed" to fulfill its counter-narcotics commitments, there is less violence, less cocaine, and even less coca in Bolivia than there was before.
The probe, which has been embraced by Peru's new government headed by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, reportedly focuses on 96 officers linked to raids in which police allegedly executed 27 presumed gangsters.
Paraguay is the largest marijuana producing nation in South America, and it's government is fighting an old school war to stop the cultivation.
With nearly 97 percent of votes counted on Tuesday, and the authorities saying the full count may not be finished until the end of the week, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has 0.3 points more than Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed autocrat Alberto Fujimori.
With half the votes counted, ex-World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kucynski holds a one point lead over the daughter of the imprisoned 1990s strongman Alberto Fujimori, after a tense campaign viewed as a battle for the soul of Peru's fragile democracy.
Keiko, the daughter of imprisoned 1990s strongman Alberto Fujimori, is the favourite to win Sunday’s presidential poll despite accumulating allegations of money laundering and other sketchy dealings involving her closest confidants.
The environment ministry declared the emergency in 11 jungle districts near Peru's border with Brazil, after hair samples from local people revealed levels of mercury up to 16 times what is considered safe.
The report, which comes three weeks before Peru decides whether to make Keiko its president, claims the DEA is probing a close confidante for allegedly cleaning money for her 2011 unsuccessful presidential bid.
Dozens of adolescents are alleged to have been sexually abused at Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana in Peru until it was discovered in the 90s and promptly covered-up.
Activists are warning that Peru's sharp lurch to the right in the country's general elections earlier this month could bring an escalation of the often violent conflicts between local communities and mining companies.
Early results from Sunday’s vote show the daughter of disgraced former strongman Alberto Fujimori coasting to victory. She will now face veteran pro-business politician Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on June 5.
The daughter of imprisoned former hardline president Alberto Fujimori, Keiko is almost sure to win the vote but unlikely to obtain the 50 percent she would need to avoid facing the second-placed candidate in a runoff vote on June 5.
Her position as the favorite to win Sunday's first round presidential vote lies in the nostalgia many Peruvians feel for her father, Alberto Fujimori. But the hard right former president imprisoned for abuses during his rule, is also widely hated.
The expulsion of Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fujimori, would plunge the elections into chaos. Not doing so would shred what little credibility the electoral authorities have left.
The electoral authorities banned Julio Guzmán's candidacy on a minor technicality. He had recently emerged as the only contender capable of challenging frontrunner Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fuj
Results so far show Morales losing Sunday’s referendum that could allow him a fourth term, but the leftist president is clinging to the hope that rural votes not yet counted will give him victory in the end.
Voting is compulsory and alcohol sales are banned during the weekend of the election so Peruvians will have to swallow these candidates without a stiff drink.
A top trafficker suddenly released from jail, audios suggesting the use of army helicopters being used to transport cocaine, and presidential candidates haunted by alleged links to the business — the evidence is mounting up.
Nobody has ever faced charges for a forced sterlization campaign launched by the far-right Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori in the 90s which rights groups say involved more than 270,000 people. Now prosecutors are investigating some of the cases.
Violent protests greeted a constitutional amendment that will force President Rafael Correa to sit out the 2017 election but could allow the charismatic leftist to resume his grip on power indefinitely from 2021.