Archive for February, 2008

Archaeologists uncover 5,500-year-old Peruvian ruins

A team of Peruvian and German archeologists have dated ruins in northern Peru to 5,500-years-old, making it one of the oldest structures in the Americas, El Comercio reported. The archaeologists confirmed the antiquity of the stone and adobe structures in the Sechín Bajo archaeological complex, located close to the coastal […]

by · February 25, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Archaeology

Cusco protests continue, leaving tourists stranded

Thousands of tourists were stranded after commercial flights were canceled and roads blocked to Cusco, as protests over a tourism development law continue today. Authorities suspended commercial flights to Cusco’s Alejandro Velasco Astete airport and  halted train service to Machu Picchu, Peru’s top tourist attraction and ancient citadel of the […]

APEC health meetings stress regional HIV/AIDS policies

Promoting health policies and programs to combat HIV/AIDS is among the priorities of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Health Working Group, which started its two-day meetings Thursday at the Lima Chamber of Commerce. The head of the meetings, Australian Jan Benett, told Agencia Andina the objective is to promote effective policies […]

by · February 22, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Health Care

El Comercio: Judicial commmission rules against probe of attorney general

The National Magistrates Council, CNM, has decided to not open investigations against Attorney General Adelaida Bolívar over her handling of two drug trafficking investigations. The CNM’s disciplinary commission, led by Francisco Delgado, summoned Bolívar and three other prosecutors in early February to answer questions about alleged irregularities. According to daily […]

by · February 22, 2008 · Comments are Disabled · Coca/Cocaine, Corruption, Law & Justice, Politics