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Lima: Terry Fox Run to Raise Cancer Research Funds

September 18, 2014 2:33 pm0 comments
Lima: Terry Fox Run to Raise Cancer Research Funds

A fundraiser for cancer research in Peru is being held this Sunday in Lima through a Terry Fox Run & Walk. The event is to be held Sept. 21 at the “Pentagonito”, a popular, tree-lined jogging route in San Borja.  Registration and T-shirt sales from 8am, and the run/walk begins […]

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EU Visa Exemption for Peruvians to be Ready in 2015

September 17, 2014 11:25 am0 comments
EU Visa Exemption for Peruvians to be Ready in 2015

The European Union’s ambassador in Peru said that citizens from the Andean nation will be able to visit the European block’s member nations without a visa starting in 2015, daily Gestion reported. Irene Horejas, the EU’s ambassador, said that efforts to eliminate the Schengen Visa for Peruvians are “on a […]

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Humala: More Measures Coming to Stimulate Economy

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Humala: More Measures Coming to Stimulate Economy

President Ollanta Humala on Tuesday said the government is preparing a new package of economic measures aimed at stimulating the economy. “We’ll promote a second package to reactivate the economy and the confidence of Peruvians that we have a robust economy,” Humala said, according to daily Peru.21. Humala did not provide […]

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Peru: New Finance Minister Expected to Ease Investment Processes

September 16, 2014 12:41 pm1 comment
Peru: New Finance Minister Expected to Ease Investment Processes

In a surprise move President Ollanta Humala changed his Finance minister on Sunday, appointing a well-known economist to lead the portfolio. Alonso Segura, who was previously the chief of the advisory cabinet in the Finance ministry, was sworn in Sunday evening to succeed Luis Miguel Castilla. Castilla, who reportedly resigned for […]

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International Analysis — Central African Republic: Should the World Pay Attention?

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Op-Ed by Steve McDonald — The Mark News As the world focuses on the atrocities of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a far more brutal scenario has been unfolding some 2,500 miles directly south of Damascus. Situated in the sub-Sahel region of Africa, the poverty-stricken former French […]

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Indigenous Leaders’ Deaths Could Have Been Prevented, Says Ombudsman

September 12, 2014 1:09 pm0 comments
Indigenous Leaders’ Deaths Could Have Been Prevented, Says Ombudsman

If authorities had acted more quickly, the death of four Ashaninka leaders last week in the eastern Amazon could have been prevented, according to Peru’s Ombudsman, Eduardo Vega. Peru’s central government has sent a team to the region to seek protection solutions for the Ashaninka community and for the family members […]

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