Andean Region

U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Peru: Venezuela on the Agenda

U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Peru: Venezuela on the Agenda

Venezuela’s political crisis was the main theme of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Lima this week, looking towards the Americas Summit to be held in Lima in April. The Americas Summit brings together the heads of state of the 35 nations in the hemisphere to discuss common […]

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 […]