The Andes

Peru: Montesinos cleared in bloody 1997 raid

Peru's Supreme Court acquitted former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos of charges related to the bloody 1997 raid on the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima.

The Andes

Peru: state of emergency extended in VRAE

Peru’s President Ollanta Humala has extended the state of emergency in the jungle area called the VRAE, where the Shining Path guerilla movement remains active.