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Peru Calls 60-Day Emergency for Defense Against El Niño

Peru Calls 60-Day Emergency for Defense Against El Niño

Peru’s government is to apply a 60-day emergency action plan in Metropolitan Lima and 13 other regions of the country to offset the effects expected from the El Niño weather phenomenon. The 60-day emergency situation allows the local and regional governments to finance and execute projects approved by the Civil […]

VRAEM Coca Farmers to Meet with Premier Cateriano

Peru’s Premier Pedro Cateriano and the minister of Agriculture, Juan Benites, are scheduled to be in southeastern Peru today, for talks with members of the farmers’ federation of the Apurimac and Ene valleys, Fepavrae. Talks, which were interrupted in November last year, are focused on the government’s program to reduce or eradicate […]

Tia Maria: Gov’t Declares State of Emergency in Islay, Arequipa

Tia Maria: Gov’t Declares State of Emergency in Islay, Arequipa

Premier Pedro Cateriano has declared a state of emergency in the province of Islay, Arequipa, following continuing violence in the protests against the Tia Maria copper project  that led yesterday to one more death and seven people seriously injured, including three police. The announcement was made late Friday night from the […]

Toxic Pesticides Still Allowed in New Agriculture Regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture recently approved regulations that authorize the continued use of two types of chemical pesticides that the World Health Organization, WHO, has classified as “toxic” and “very toxic.” According to Servindi, the Intercultural Communications Service, the types of pesticides authorized come under the WHO categories of 1a […]