Archive for October, 2007

President Alan Garcia’s policy doctrine:The Dog in the Manger Syndrome

The original title of President Garcia’s article is El Perro del Hortelano, a commonly used phrase to describe someone who begrudges others what they are not enjoying themselves. It is taken from the play with the same title (The Dog in the Market Garden) written by Spanish poet and playwright […]

by · October 30, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Lima, Politics, Provinces

Peruvians shell out more for Internet connections

Peruvians are paying at least 40 percent more for Internet service than their neighbors in Chile, Colombia, and Argentina, according to a report. The “Cisco Barometer of Broadband in Chile, 2005-2010” report says Internet connections between 256 kilobytes and one megabyte cost US$67.52 in Peru, US$39.95 in Chile, US$34.09 in […]

by · October 19, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Technology

Peru rattled by aftershock of corruption following earthquake

The magnitude-8 earthquake that rocked Peru’s southern coast last August has been called the earthquake of corruption, as accusations of government mismanagment and profiteering continue to shake out. On August 20, Peru’s National Police found 76 bags stuffed with 330 pounds of donated food and clothing hoarded in the house […]

by · October 18, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Natural Disasters
Peru government compensates victim of HIV-tainted blood supply

Peru government compensates victim of HIV-tainted blood supply

Peru’s health minister handed over a $100,000 compensation check to one of four patients infected last April with HIV during blood transfusions at the Daniel Alcide Carrón National Hospital in the port city of Callao. This is not the first time patients have been infected with HIV at a national […]

by · October 14, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care