Andean Region

Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

Peru’s La Republica Publisher Elected to Head Inter-American Press Association

The publisher of Peru’s La Republica newspaper, Gustavo Mohme Seminario, was elected president of the Inter-American Press Association, during the association’s 70th general assembly, held this year in Chile. Mohme is to lead the regional press advocacy group in the 2014 to 2015 period, La Republica reported.  He served as vice-president in the past […]

Garcia-Sayan Withdraws as Peru’s OAS Candidate

Garcia-Sayan Withdraws as Peru’s OAS Candidate

Diego Garcia-Sayan, a former Peruvian Justice and Foreign Relations minister, has withdrawn his candidacy for secretary general of the Organization of American States. Currently a member of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights —and elected president of that court for the 2010-2014 period— Garcia-Sayan said he made the decision due […]

Peru, Colombia Hold First Binational Cabinet Meeting

Peru, Colombia Hold First Binational Cabinet Meeting

President Ollanta Humala and his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos, held a first binational cabinet meeting aimed at deepening ties between Peru and Colombia. The South American leaders signed 11 agreements that are intended to facilitate development work along their border region, daily El Comercio reported. The meeting was held […]

Peru Recalls Ambassador from Israel for Consultation

Peru has recalled its ambassador to Israel, Jose Salinas, for consultation in Lima on the renewed military operations in the Middle East. In a statement issued yesterday, the Foreign Relations Ministry said “Peru has followed recent developments in the Middle East with extreme concern and deeply laments the breaking of the cease […]