Loreto regional president candidates propose indigenous-focused university

Candidates for the regional president of Peru’s north eastern Loreto department have proposed the creation of a university mainly for indigenous communities, daily La República reported. The Intercultural University of the Amazon would work to improve the conditions of indigenous people in the department, where there are high levels of […]

IMF head foresees Peru’s GDP per capita doubling in 10 years

Peru’s GDP per capita should double in less than 10 years if the country maintains an annual economic growth of 6 percent to 7 percent, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was in Lima on Thursday. “To double the GDP per capita from $5,000 to […]

García meets with Honduras president and signs bilateral agreements

Peruvian President Alan García and his Honduran counterpart, Porfirio Lobo, signed bilateral agreements on Wednesday that cover a variety of topics, state news agency Andina reported. The agreements were signed at the government’s National Palace during Lobo’s visit to Lima. Lobo said his trip to Peru is aimed at gaining […]

UNDP: Regional inequities persist in Peru despite economic growth

A report by the United Nations Development Program finds that Peru still has deep inequities between regions and populations despite strong economic growth, daily El Comercio reported. The UNDP says that while life expectancy, literacy, education, and family income have all generally improved in Peru, differences between the capital Lima […]