U.S. Senate approves Peru FTA

The United States Senate has overwhelmingly approved a free trade agreement with Peru today. The 77 – 18 vote in favor of the accord awaits the ratifying signature of U.S. President George W. Bush. ¨This definitive approval of the FTA opens Peru to the worlds largest market and consolidates the […]

by · December 5, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business

Peru river basin a toxic dump

The ¨Revive El Mantaro¨project has found high levels of toxins in the Mantaro river basin, an important water source in Peru’s central Andes. ¨Revive El Mantaro¨ – a campaign launched in July 2006 by civil society groups in six affected provinces – took soil and water samples at over 50 […]

by · November 22, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Health Care, Mining

Peru president lauds U.S. House approval of FTA

Peruvian President Alan García is celebrating after the United States House of Representatives approved a free trade agreement with Peru today. “Peru will have open access to the largest economy in the world. The United States, economically, is 150 times larger than Peru,” García told reporters. The 285-132 vote in […]

by · November 8, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Business, Environment, Mining

Peruvians shell out more for Internet connections

Peruvians are paying at least 40 percent more for Internet service than their neighbors in Chile, Colombia, and Argentina, according to a report. The “Cisco Barometer of Broadband in Chile, 2005-2010” report says Internet connections between 256 kilobytes and one megabyte cost US$67.52 in Peru, US$39.95 in Chile, US$34.09 in […]

by · October 19, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Technology