Archive for January, 2008

Government reaches agreement with striking doctors

Peruvian doctors ended their national strike Tuesday following a 15-point agreement with Health Minister Hernán Garrido-Lecca. The president of the Peruvian Medical Federation, Julio Vargas, told daily La República that members of the doctors’ union unanimously voted to end the 21-day strike ahead of a meeting with Garrido-Lecca. According to the […]

by · January 31, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care

Tanker explosion in northern Peru causes injuries and oil spill

Explosions on an oil tanker in northern Peru and a subsequent fire on the ship injured at least 15 people and caused an oil spill 30 km offshore from Zorritos, Tumbes Deparment, on the north coast near Ecuador. The Supe, a 1400-ton, Class C tanker, was on lease from the […]

by · January 31, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Energy, Environment

Police begin investigation into finances of drug trafficking enterprise

The head of Peru’s anti-narcotics unit, General Miguel Hidalgo, announced that they will begin preliminary investigations into 124 companies and some 77 people suspected of money laundering. The investigation surrounds the Sánchez Paredes family, which is suspected of using the companies to hide decades-old profits from drug trafficking. According to Agencia Andina, […]

by · January 30, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Crime

Nature reserve for Humboldt Penguins in northern Peru

Authorities in northern Peru have set aside 43 hectares, about 106 acres, for a nature reserve to protect the Humboldt penguin, one of 17 penguin species native to South America’s Pacific coast, according to Wilfredo Sandoval in a report in the daily El Comercio. The proposed reserve is to be at La Farola, […]

by · January 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism