Articles by: Andean Air Mail & PERUVIAN TIMES

García: Repsol YPF reports natural gas discovery

President Alan García announced Monday that the Spanish-owned Repsol YPF oil company has found more than 2 trillion cubic feet, TCF, of natural gas in Peru’s southern Cusco department. Repsol YPF reportedly discovered the reserve in the Kinteroni well, one of four in Block 57, located north of the Camisea […]

by · January 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Energy
Peru anti-drug agency: 63.5 percent of coca growers acknowledge crop fuels illegal cocaine production

Peru anti-drug agency: 63.5 percent of coca growers acknowledge crop fuels illegal cocaine production

A survey conducted by the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs, Devida, and the Lima-based Calandria Institute, shows that a majority of people in four of Peru’s coca growing departments acknowledge that the leaf’s primary function is to fuel the cocaine trade. The survey was conducted in December […]

by · January 15, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine

Cesarean sections overused in private clinics

Economist Alejandro Arrieta Herrera announced today that unnecessary cesarean sections in Peru’s private clinics have created a surcharge of $6.7 million annually. Arrieta, who is a fellow at the Institute for Health at Rutgers University, added that employers and independent users of private health insurance are compensating for the surcharge […]

by · January 14, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

Squatters confront police in Peruvian jungle city

A confrontation between police officers and squatters in a Peruvian jungle city has left a 12-year-old boy dead and eight to 15 officers injured. According to Enlace Nacional, about 150 police officers entered the squatter settlement in Pucallpa, the capital of Ucayali Department, on Thursday morning. Police began to evict […]

by · January 12, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime