Simeon Tegel

Simeon Tegel is a British journalist based in Lima, Peru, and covering Latin America. Visit his website at simeontegel.com.

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Guerrillas attacked a helicopter transporting armed police

Shining Path sniper kills Peruvian policewoman

Shining Path terrorists have killed a police captain as she took part in an attempt to rescue dozens of hostages seized by the rebels earlier this week.

Shining Path guerrillas

Return of the Shining Path

Terrorist group kidnaps 40 workers less than a week after Peru's President said it had been 'totally defeated'

The trapped miners vowed to walk to freedom at the end of their ordeal but needed the help of their rescuers when they finally emerged

Nine Peruvian miners walk free after six-day ordeal

Peru was celebrating yesterday after the rescue of nine trapped miners whose lives had hung in the balance for six days as oxygen was pumped to them through a hose.

Lurigancho's inmates took to the roof in 2005 after five people were killed

Sex and drugs and private cells: Behind bars in South America

A deadly riot in Mexico and an inferno in Honduras have turned the searchlight on conditions in Latin America's overcrowded and anarchic prisons. Simeon Tegel spends a day behind bars in Peru

Hebe de Bonafini, centre, and members of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo last year

The Mothers of the Disappeared beset by corruption scandal

Few opposed Argentina's military dictatorship as effectively as the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with their lonely, dignified vigils in Buenos Aires' main square for their children "disappeared" by the junta. But now the group, whose moral authority in the country was virtually saintly, has become embroiled in a corruption scandal that threatens to tarnish its reputation for good.

Hebe de Bonafini, centre, and members of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo last year

Argentina's 'Disappeared', the mothers and the money

Parents leading a campaign for Argentina's 'Disappeared' have been hit by a huge corruption scandal. Simeon Tegel reports

Simeon Tegel: Is the term 'negrito' racist? Sadly for the FA, yes and no

The fact he said it in the heat of battle against United could undermine his claim

Tens of thousands took to the streets to protest against the presidential candidacy of Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Alberto, ahead of elections last June

Sterilisation: Peru's darkest secret

An investigation into whether Alberto Fujimori's government carried out mass forced sterilisations in the 1990s has been reopened

A cayman in Laguna Ibera, Esteros del Ibera, Corrientes province, home to the maned wolf and the giant jabiru stork

The nature reserve dream of a 'gringo imperialist'

North Face millionaire environmentalist fights to set up vast wetlands park in Argentina

Police took control of the notorious Rocinha slum in Rio without as hot being fired

Forces seize Rio's largest slum in war on drug gangs

Heavily armed police and soldiers moved into Rio de Janeiro's largest slum early yesterday in an operation that officials claimed was a sig- nificant victory in the battle to rid the capital city of its ruthless drug gangs.

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