Archive for February, 2008

Peru to present renewable energy projects at APEC energy meetings

Peru will reportedly present 50 renewable energy projects during next week’s 35th Meeting of the Energy Working Group as part of the 2008 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. Fifty-eight representatives from 16 of APEC’s member economies have reportedly confirmed their attendance at the meetings, which are planned from March 3–7 in […]

by · February 28, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Energy

Peruvian Executive approves citizen arrest clause

Peru’s Executive approved a bill on Wednesday that will implement a Citizen’s Arrest clause found in Article 260 of the Code of Criminal Procedures. The clause will allow citizens to detain and turn over to police anyone found committing a crime in public. The bill could be implemented by April […]

by · February 28, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Law & Justice

Head of Colina group testifies at Fujimori trial

The former head of the Colina group death squad, Maj. Santiago Martin Rivas, testified Wednesday at the human rights trial of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori that the existence of the paramilitary group is a fabrication made in order to discredit Peru’s Armed Forces. “For many years, selfish people have been […]

by · February 28, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Human Rights, Law & Justice

Peruvian Executive strips Cusco of 2008 APEC meetings

Defense Minister Ántero Flores-Aráoz announced today that Cusco will not host meetings during the 2008 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Peru. The announcement follows two days of protests in the former Inca capital last week and a recent statement by Cusco’s Regional Assembly saying it is organizing further strikes over […]

by · February 28, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Law & Justice, Politics, Provinces, Travel/Tourism