Archive for December, 2007

Peru president proposes creation of Environment Ministry

Peru President Alan García has proposed the creation of an Environment Ministry to meet the environmental provisions included in the free trade agreement with the United States. During the ceremony of four new cabinet ministers yesterday, García said “the free trade agreement has brought a fundamental call to attention, that […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Politics

RPP: Families reject apology by Fujimori

Families of the victims from the Barrios Altos and La Cantuta massacres rejected the apology offered by jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori today. During interrogation at his human rights trial, Fujimori said “yes, I ask forgiveness, now that we are in this process, from all of the victims, including those victimized […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime

Ex-health minister says weak immune systems cause of death in yellow fever shot recipients

Peru’s former health minister said yesterday that preliminary information from international health organizations points to weak immune systems as the cause of death in four people who received yellow fever immunizations in the southern Peruvian town of Ica in early October. Carlos Vallejos told Agencia Andina “there seemed to be […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

$100,000 donated to demine Peru northern border

South Korea has donated $100,000 to remove land mines from Cordillera del Cóndor on Peru’s northern border. The area was the center of the 1995 Cenepa war between Peru and Ecuador over 48-miles of unmarked territory in the Andean foothills. The International Campaign to Ban Landmines estimates some 30,000 mines […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment