Peru

In Peru, a tale of two presidents

Even in Latin America, where graft is endemic, two more allegedly corrupt ex-presidents would mark a new low. No wonder nearly half of Peruvians consider corruption one of the country’s top problems.

Peru: Counterfeit currency king

South America’s cocaine giant is also the best at fabricating phony dollar bills. The US Secret Service is working with Peruvian police to stop it.

Peru says no to GMO

Peru is the first country in the Americas to ban genetically modified foods, putting its food policy closer to that of Europe, than the United States or many of its South American neighbors.

Peru: Why Fujimori needs to watch his tongue

Relatives of Peru’s imprisoned ex-president, Alberto Fujimori, have pushed for a pardon on questionable claims of ill health. Now it’s up to the current leader, Humala, who once revolted against him.