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Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

Potato Farmers Lift Strike, Reach Agreement with Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and potato farmers reached an agreement on several demands late Wednesday evening, following a “fruitful dialogue.” The announcement was made by President Kuczynski, a first success achieved by his new Agriculture minister, Jose Arista, and welcome news to the President who has faced two weeks of heavy […]

Potato Farmers Protest Sharp Drop in Prices

Potato Farmers Protest Sharp Drop in Prices

Potato farmers in several regions of the country began a 72-hour strike on Jan. 9 to demand emergency measures in the sector and to protest the drop in potato prices. Roads were blocked by protestors in the central and southern Andes, in Junin, Pasco, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Huanuco. And also […]

Fujimori Pardon Leads to Cabinet Shuffle

Fujimori Pardon Leads to Cabinet Shuffle

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski yesterday swore in his new minister of the Interior, Vicente Romero, the first of several new ministers expected to be appointed over the next few days as the President shapes what he is describing as a “reconciliation cabinet.” The need for a cabinet shuffle comes in […]

President Kuczynski: A New Day

President Kuczynski: A New Day

In a brief address to the nation Friday evening, President Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski  assessed the “extremely difficult test” he faced in Congress a day earlier when the majority opposition were determined to impeach him on charges of “permanent moral incapacity.” “Today we all know the results, we can say with […]

by · December 23, 2017 · 2 comments · Lima, Politics