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Peru Crime & Safety Report - Details of the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory for Peru
Peru Advice & Security Series Travel Advisory (2018) TinTinTinTin Updated March 26, 2019 4656   0   1   0   0  
According to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, Peru has been assessed as level 1: exercise normal precautions. The following information is an extract of the current Travel Advisory for Peru issued by the U.S. Department of State. Additional information has been added by the U.S. Embassy in Lima and the author.
How to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate and a Criminal Background Check in Peru
Legal Stuff SunflowerSunflower Updated March 26, 2019 5106   0   1   0   0  
Foreigners, who have lived or are still living in Peru, as well as Peruvians quite often have to provide a police clearance certificate or a criminal background check for example when applying for a new job in Peru or abroad, when applying for a resident visa in other countries, when getting a degree or even when driving a vehicle...
Cybersecurity Basics for Travelers to Peru
Peru Advice & Security Series Part 12 TinTinTinTin Updated March 26, 2019 4065   0   1   0   0  
As technical and physical cyber defenses become more robust and effective, individuals have become the increasingly weak link in the security chain. This weakness is exploited by malicious actors through threats like phishing. No matter the technology that a company installs, a data breach or ransomware attack is only one click away.
Olivia Arevalo, a highly respected traditional healer and indigenous rights activists, was killed and Sebastian Woodroffe, a Canadian blamed for the murder, lynched by an angry mob; photo: andina
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated May 03, 2018 2329   0   1   0   0  
Last Thursday Olivia Arevalo, 81-year-old indigenous healer, spiritual leader and wise woman of the Amazonian indigenous Shipibo-Konibo community was shot dead in front of her house in the intercultural community “Victoria, Garcia” in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest near Pucallpa by an unknown person.
Strong increase in coca leaf production and coca bush cultivation areas in Peru
Economy News SunflowerSunflower Updated April 23, 2018 2867   0   1   0   0  
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report the production of coca leaves in Peru increased by 10% from 96,304 tons of sun dried coca leaves in 2015 to 105,960 tons in 2016.
Travel Security in a changing world
Editors' Opinion TinTinTinTin Updated November 23, 2017 1518   0   1   0   0  
Our world is changing with such a dramatic speed and it is actually scary to observe what happens all around us. I’m pretty sure that many sometimes feel helpless or even scared about certain events close to home.
Does Peru changes its constitution to sentence child rapists to death?
Politics News SunflowerSunflower Updated October 31, 2017 4002   0   1   0   0  
Violence against women and children is unfortunately a pervasive problem in Peru. So, for years every now and then there are demands for stiffer penalties for abusers and rapists; in case of child rapists even the death penalty is brought into play regularly.
Increase of cyber-attacks in Peru
Technology & Science News TinTinTinTin Updated April 29, 2017 2802   0   1   0   0  
It is increasingly common to find fake websites, social network pages from recognized brands and Peruvian banking institutions. The well elaborated mock-up pages offer special discounts or campaigns with no other purpose than to fool the users in realizing purchases or transactions by providing their banking details and personal credentials on the internet.
Fight against the use of Illegal cellular / mobile phones in Peru
Technology & Science News TinTinTinTin Updated October 05, 2018 1939   0   1   0   0  
The Peruvian Ministry of Interior announced in a press release the implementation of a new system to tackle the widespread use of stolen or illegally manipulated cellphones in the country. Peru is renowned for a flourishing “second hand” market of stolen devices.
The newest Diprove report gives details about car thefts in Lima in 2016; photo: Diprove and El Comercio
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower Updated May 01, 2017 1528   0   1   0   0  
Just recently the Vehicle Theft Prevention Division (DIPROVE) of the Peruvian National Police (PNP) published its report for 2016 detailing how many vehicles were stolen in Lima in the past year. Additionally, the statement indicates where in Lima and when the robberies occurred, as well as which car models were preferred by the thieves.
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