Archive for May, 2008

Fujimori’s defense lawyer faces possible two-year suspension from practicing law

Ex-President Alberto Fujimori’s mountain of legal problems might have gotten a lot tougher to overcome following a ruling Thursday by the Lima Bar Association’s Ethics Commission ordering a two-year suspension of his defense lawyer, Cesar Nakazaki, from practicing law. Congressman Rolando Sousa, a leading member of Fujimori’s opposition party bloc […]

Andean folk singer becomes UNICEF goodwill ambassador

Celebrated Peruvian folk singer Dina Páucar, also known as the “Beautiful Goddess of Love,” is receiving the distinguished roster of UNICEF goodwill ambassador today during a ceremony hosted by the United Nations. Páucar, an iconic example of social change for Andean Indians and mixed-race mestizos and known for her philanthropy, […]

Peruvian solid waste NGO wins Energy Globe award

A Peruvian environmental organization was awarded the prestigious Energy Globe award during a ceremony hosted by the European Parliament for its work promoting sustainable solid waste management programs in Peru and five other Latin American countries. The non-profit Peruvian Ciudad Saludable, or “Healthy City” was recognized Monday for its enterprise-driven […]

Two quakes shake Cañete, Ica and Ayacucho

Less than 24 hours after a 5.3 Richter quake shook the Southern Peruvian cities of Ica and Cañete, another tremor occurred early Thursday morning. The Peruvian Geophysical Institute registered the new quake at 4:01 am local time (9:01 GMT). No injuries or serious damage was immediately reported. The epicenter of […]