Archive for April, 2008

Peru as the next domino in Chavez’s oily socialist plot: How the Wall Street Journal blew the story

By Rick Vecchio ~ The decision last week by the European Parliament to reject inclusion of Peru’s Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement on its list of known terrorist groups has reverberated through Peru with hardly any notice taken by English language news media — with one very notable exception: The Wall […]

New train companies to compete on the Machu Picchu line

One new company, possibly two, will be competing with Peru Rail later this year, providing more railroad services on the highly-prized line to the pre-hispanic citadel of Machu Picchu, Peru’s key tourist attraction. The first company to be granted the license is Inca Rail, formed by the Peruvian company Grupo […]

New strategies and new markets: narcotics trafficking changes directions

By Alejandro Vassilaqui Executive director of the Information and Education Center for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (CEDRO) Translated and reprinted from the opinion page of El Comercio. Times change and so too does drug trafficking, to its advantage. It has the capacity to adjust to change with all the […]

Climate Change: hail and freezing temperatures forecast for Puno and southern highlands

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than a dozen people.