Violent Peruvian agro strike sparks state of emergency in 7 provinces: 1 dead; 123 arrested

A top agro union boss called for a 48 hour “truce” Tuesday after violent clashes between police and protesters blockading Peru’s main highways left one person dead, another 123 arrested and prompted President Alan Garcia’s government to decree a state of emergency across seven provinces.

by · February 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Agro, Business, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Peruvian agriculture unions begin national protest

Peruvian farmers blockaded highways with large rocks and burning tires today as part of a national strike over the government´s agriculture policy.

by · February 18, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Agro, Politics, Provinces

Flooding in jungle costs Peru farmers millions

Flooding of two rivers in Peru’s eastern Ucayali Department has destroyed thousands of acres of crops, causing millions of dollars in damage. The president of Ucayali, Jorge Velásquez, told daily El Comercio he has requested aid from Agriculture Minister Ismael Benavides to support some 2,000 families who lost their farm […]