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Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

On Thursday evening, the Fujimorista majority in Congress voted to repeal an article in the 2016 Budget Act, to allow regional and local governments to amend or reassign their budgets. However, the Congress has overstepped its constitutional powers by voting on this law, according to Finance minister Alfredo Thorne. Article […]

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

Environmental Activist Killed on the Marañon River

An environmental activist was killed last Monday in Yagen, a village on the Marañon River in northern Peru, in the province of Celendín, Cajamarca. Hitler Rojas, 34, a leading activist in the protest against a hydroelectric project, was shot five times by unknown assailants when he was walking towards his […]

Informal Mining Protest Intensifies in Madre de Dios

A protest in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios region intensified this week as demonstrators blocked a key highway and tried to take over the local airport. The protest was launched towards the start of the week by local groups and politicians that want the central government in Lima to rescind […]

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cultural Law Repealed: Cusco 1, Peru 0

Cusco went back to work Friday, following the repeal in Congress of Law 1198 that was to open doors to private investment and support in developing Peru’s huge untapped historical and archaeological resources. In the 48-hour strike that had some 14,000 tourists stuck in different parts of Cusco since Wednesday, […]