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Peru stiffens penalties for attacks

Peru’s Congress has passed a new law stiffening penalties for attacks on tourists, making the maximum sentence for murdering or severely injuring a tourist life in prison. The law, which applies to both Peruvian and foreign tourists, was published Saturday in the official government gazette El Peruano. It was approved in a unanimous vote in Congress on Tuesday. Previously, only crimes such as terrorism or rape of a minor carried a life sentence in Peru. Full Story

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