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
Peru suspends Río Blanco operations ahead of environmental talks

Peru suspends Río Blanco operations ahead of environmental talks

The Peruvian government has suspended activities at the Río Blanco mining project ahead of negotiations on Oct. 29 to address environmental concerns. The mining project has been at the center of controversy between environmental NGOs and the mining industry since 2003, when it was approved by the Peruvian state. Proponents […]

by · October 12, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Environment, Mining