Andean Region

Peru Won’t Cut Commercial Ties with Chile Over Spy Case

Peru Won’t Cut Commercial Ties with Chile Over Spy Case

Although Peru formally recalled its ambassador from Santiago this past weekend, Foreign Relations Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez ruled out that the government would consider cutting commercial ties with Chile in the wake of an alleged spying scandal. Gutierrez made the comments after prominent lawmaker Daniel Abugattas, of President Ollanta Humala’s ruling Gana Peru […]

At 22%, Humala has Latin America’s Lowest Approval Rating

At 22%, Humala has Latin America’s Lowest Approval Rating

President Ollanta Humala’s dwindling support has made him the least popular leader in Latin America, even behind his counterparts in Venezuela and Argentina, according to polls compiled by the Mexican daily El Economista and published in Peruvian daily El Comercio. Humala’s latest approval rating, at 22%, according to the latest poll […]

Peru, Chile Recall Ambassadors Over Spy Claims

Peru, Chile Recall Ambassadors Over Spy Claims

The Ministers of Defense, Pedro Cateriano, and Foreign Relations, Gonzalo Gutierrez, are in Congress today to answer questions from the Congress’ permanent committee on the alleged sale of military information to Chile by three Navy warrant officers. On the weekend, meanwhile, Peru and Chile recalled their respective ambassadors for consultation […]

Peru, Chile Trade Barbs Over Ownership of Sliver of Land

Peru, Chile Trade Barbs Over Ownership of Sliver of Land

Peru and Chile continue to trade barbs over ownership of a sliver of land that has been under dispute since earlier this year when an international court set a new maritime border. On Saturday, former Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said that 3.7 hectares of land is Chilean. “There are different […]