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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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.

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

Armed police drive out drug gangs in battle for Rio's slums

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

Venezuela prays for kidnapped Major League baseball star

Baseball-mad Venezuela is waiting anxiously for news of the fate of one of the country's top players, Wilson Ramos, kidnapped from his family home while on winter break from his US Major League team.

Daniel Ortega replaced his Marxist rhetoric with frequent
references to God and Jesus

Ortega heading for third term in Nicaragua presidential poll

Having changed the constitution, the former rebel leader looks likely to win by a clear margin

How the hunt for seafood is ravaging a tropical island

Poorly controlled shrimp farms are causing widespread damage

Why the day of the condor could be drawing to a close

A decline in the numbers of the giant Andean bird casts doubt on the survival of a spectacular Peruvian tradition

Condon faces inquiry grilling

THE MOTHER of Stephen Lawrence has stepped up the pressure on the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, ahead of his appearance today at the inquiry into the black teenager's death by again calling for his resignation.

Pop musician `was set on fire'

A TALENTED black pop musician who died after being found on fire in mysterious circumstances told his brother he had been torched by four youths, an inquest jury was told yesterday.
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