Radio Programas: Farmers strike suspended after two days of violent protests leave 4 four dead

A top farm federation leader called on his followers late Tuesday to end a violent two-day national strike that claimed the lives of four people, disrupted highway transit and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency, suspending constitutional rights in seven provinces, Radio Programas reported.

by · February 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Agro, Business, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Violent Peruvian agro strike sparks state of emergency in 7 provinces: 1 dead; 123 arrested

A top agro union boss called for a 48 hour “truce” Tuesday after violent clashes between police and protesters blockading Peru’s main highways left one person dead, another 123 arrested and prompted President Alan Garcia’s government to decree a state of emergency across seven provinces.

by · February 19, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Agro, Business, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Poll: Majority of Peruvians favor tourism development bill for archaeological sites

Sixty-six percent of Peruvians support proposed legislation to usher in the concession of hotels and restaurants adjacent to Peru’s archaeological ruins and historic sites to spur tourism, according to a national poll published in Sunday’s El Comercio newspaper.

by · February 17, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology, Business, Environment, Lima, Politics, Provinces, Travel/Tourism

Peru Congress approves modified tourism development law ahead of Cusco protests

Congress approved a controversial tourism development law on Wednesday that will ease private investment adjacent to Peru’s rich archaeological ruins and historic sites. The legislation was opposed by opposition lawmakers and some regional governments, including authorities from Cusco who say they will begin indefinite protests on Friday that would threaten […]