Archive for June, 2008

In-flight drug banquet: ham and cheese sandwiches with a side of coke

The gourmet ham and cheese sandwiches, packed and ready to go for the AeroMexico flight, seemed a little heavy? Oops, they sneaked cocaine into the in-flight food cart, again! Just four months after a drug bust in its kitchens, Gate Gourmet Peru is back on the police radar, Peru’s weekly […]

by · June 20, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Law & Justice

Peru declares state of emergency due to record-breaking cold spell

Peru President Alan Garcia enacted a legislative decree to declare a 60-day state of emergency in 11 of Peru’s 24 departments Thursday as temperatures in the Andes region continue to drop dramatically and claim the lives of residents. As Peru remains in the grip of intense cold — meteorologists have […]

Peru president enacts legislative decree for startup funding of new Environment Ministry

Peru President Alan Garcia enacted emergency legislative decree Nº 023-2008 Thursday to transfer 12 million soles, or about $4.2 million, to the newly created Environment Ministry after Congress refused to allow the transfer two weeks ago. Provisions in the decree, published this morning in the official state daily El Peruano, […]

Eight-point deal puts an end to Moquegua strike and road blockades

After 14 hours of intense negotiation, Presidential Cabinet Chief Jorge Del Castillo confirmed Thursday that the government and the Moqueguan authorities had reached an agreement to end the strike that paralyzed southern Peru for 9 days. Details of the settlement were not immediately release. Del Castillo said Moquegua residents, who […]