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Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and potato farmers reached an agreement on several demands late Wednesday evening, following a “fruitful dialogue.” The announcement was made by President Kuczynski, a first success achieved by his new Agriculture minister, Jose Arista, and welcome news to the President who has faced two weeks of heavy […]

Potato Farmers Protest Sharp Drop in Prices

Potato Farmers Protest Sharp Drop in Prices

Potato farmers in several regions of the country began a 72-hour strike on Jan. 9 to demand emergency measures in the sector and to protest the drop in potato prices. Roads were blocked by protestors in the central and southern Andes, in Junin, Pasco, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Huanuco. And also […]

Investment Roadshow Takes $17bn Project Portfolio to Asia

Investment Roadshow Takes $17bn Project Portfolio to Asia

A government roadshow is winding up a visit to China, South Korea and Japan this week, where it is seeking private investment for infrastructure and transport projects worth a total of $17 billion. The portfolio of investments includes Lines 3 and 4 of the Lima Metro system, water treatment plants, […]

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Chiclayo Fire Kills Seven

Seven people died on Monday, including two children, when a fire broke out in an apartment building in the north coast city of Chiclayo. The fire started on the roof, which was being used as storage for foam to make mattresses. The residential building also housed a mattress workshop on […]