Archive for April, 2008

Peru requests extension on deadline to remove land mines

Peru is filing a request to the international Mine Ban Treaty, or Ottawa Convention, to extend to 2012 its deadline to remove anti-personal land mines within Peruvian territory. The current deadline is 2009. Gonzalo Gutiérrez, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, told Andina news agency that a lack of infrastructure and a […]

Former congressman extradited from U.S. to face charges of forgery and embezzlement

Oscar Medelius, extradited from the United States on Friday, is appearing before the anticorruption court today to face charges of forgery of documents, embezzlement and illicit association that stem from his alleged involvement in a massive election fraud scheme in 2000. The trial, which includes six other defendants, is scheduled […]

PetroTech announces probable oil reserves of 1.13 billion barrels off Peru’s north coast

PetroTech Peruana, exploring in the continental shelf offshore from Piura and Lambayeque in northern Peru, announced proven probable reserves of 1.132 billion barrels of high quality oil in several structures in Block Z-6. The company’s exploration manager, Enrique Gonzales, told Andina news agency that the San Miguel oil well alone […]

Humala court proceedings begin in chaos

Ex-army Maj. Antauro Humala and 173 of his ultra-nationalist followers milled about, chanted, sang and complained bitterly Monday through chaotic court proceedings in their trial for the January 2005 assault on a remote Andean police station. Problems with the audio system forced the judge to twice suspend the hearing, provoking […]