Andean Region

Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

Venezuela: Region Agrees It’s a Dictatorship

“What we have in Venezuela is a dictatorship,” was the statement given by Peru’s Foreign Relations minister, Ricardo Luna, at the end of several hours of talks in Lima between government ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean. President Kuczynski had called for regional unity following the fraudulent results in […]

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Government Seeks Solution to Urubamba Valley Demands

Authorities from the Prime Minister’s office flew to Cusco early this morning to seek solutions with the Urubamba valley government, which is threatening to hold a strike and block access to Machu Picchu if its demands are not met. Earlier this week the valley held a 48-hour strike  for three […]

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

Remains of Soldiers from 1880 Battle Against Chile Repatriated to Bolivia

The remains of two Bolivians who died in the War of the Pacific 135 years ago have been returned to Bolivia this week, with ceremonies both in Lima and in Sucre. The bodies of an officer and a soldier were found in 2008 in the frontier region of Tacna, where […]

Humala joins 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama

Humala joins 7th Summit of the Americas in Panama

President Ollanta Humala flew to Panama Thursday night to join 35 other heads of state and government leaders in the hemisphere’s 7th Summit of the Americas. This year’s summit focuses on Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas.  One of the most-watched moments will be the meeting […]