Archive for January, 2008

Striking doctors delay tactic following threat of criminal charges

The Peruvian Medical Federation voted to postpone releasing patients prematurely from public hospitals as part of their ongoing national strike over health care investment and improved salaries. According to Radio Programs radio, the union’s president, Julio Vargas, said they would wait 48 hours in the hope of opening dialogue with Health Minister Hernán Garrido-Lecca […]

by · January 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Health Care, Politics

Peru seals FTA with Canada during World Economic Forum

Peru successfully concluded a free trade agreement with Canada on Saturday as both countries look to diversify their markets ahead of fears of a possible recession in the United States. Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Mercedes Aráoz, sealed the deal with her Canadian counterpart, David Emerson, during the World Economic […]

by · January 29, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business

Second police chief arrested for drug trafficking in Ayacucho

A second police chief in Peru’s southern Ayacucho Department has been arrested for drug trafficking in less than two weeks. Captain Carlos Izaguirre, 46, from the small town of Quinua, in Huamanga province, was arrested Jan.24 with officer Ernesto Ramos, 41, for allegedly reselling cocaine that had been confiscated in their jurisdiction, […]

by · January 26, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Corruption, Crime

Police arrest hacker who targeted Peru media

Peruvian police have arrested a 20-year-old computer science student accused of hacking into the websites of three Peruvian newspapers in early January. According to daily Correo, Diego Luis Bardales, alias Sdm, is suspected of leading a campaign against Peru’s media calling for authorities to release Cyber Alexis, the alias of […]

by · January 26, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Technology