Archive for March, 2008

President of Puno region retracts asylum statements

The regional president of Peru’s southern Puno Department, Hernán Fuentes, was considering seeking asylum in  Venezuela or Bolivia for what he calls political persecution by the central government, but he retracted the idea almost as soon as Peruvian media reported his comments. Fuentes is a strong supporter of the Bolivarian […]

Former media owner released from prison

A tabloid newspaper owner convicted of taking bribes from former intelligence chief Vladimiro Montesinos to run smear campaigns against opponents of ex-president Alberto Fujimori got an early release from prison yesterday. Moisés Wolfenson was released from Lima’s San Jorge prison after Peru’s highest court, the Constitutional Tribunal, ruled that penitentiary […]

RPP: Chile to return books, documents and manuscripts sacked during War of the Pacific

The Chilean government plans to return to Peru more than 100 books, documents and manuscripts taken during the 1879-1883 War of the Pacific, when Chilean forces sacked the Peruvian capital of Lima, Radio Programas reported Wednesday. Ambassador Martín Irigoyen, undersecretary of foreign cultural policy in Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, said […]

Health Ministry plans first round of hepatitis B vaccinations for April

Almost three million children and adolescents between two and 19 years old in Lima and the port city of Callao will receive hepatitis B vaccinations starting in April as part of the Health Ministry’s national campaign against the virus, the coordinator of the National Immunization Strategy said Tuesday. The ministry […]