Majaz roundtable discussion suspended

Cabinet Chief Jorge Del Castillo walked out on a roundtable discussion yesterday with community representatives in Piura department. The meeting was intended to resolve conflicts between local residents and the Majaz mining company. Residents accuse Majaz of fraud, illegally appropriating community land and damaging the environment. Del Castillo abruptly suspended […]

by · December 7, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Mining

Megaprojects to quench Lima’s thirst

Peru’s Housing Minister, Hernán Garrido Lecca, signed an agreement with the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) yesterday to fund two major water project and improve water supply in Lima — the world’s second largest desert city after Cairo. The $100 million development fund will underwrite a planned water treatment […]

by · December 6, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Environment

Peru waterfall third highest in the world

Peru’s Yumbilla waterfall is over 895-meters-tall and the third highest in the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR). ¨This finding helps us to continue promoting nature tourism and bird, fauna, and flora watching¨ says Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Mercedes Araoz. The waterfall is […]

by · December 3, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism

Meteorite crater declared natural and cultural heritage site

The crater left by the meteorite that smashed into southern Peru last September has been declared a natural and cultural heritage site, according to Agencia Andina. Hernán Fuentes, president of Puno’s Regional Government, said the decision was made in order to protect the crater from profit-seeking locals and foreigners and […]

by · December 3, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism