Archive for September, 2008

Peru launches emergency plan to prevent additional fires in protected area surrounding Machu Picchu

Less than a week after a wildfire destroyed 700 hectares of underbrush in a protected area surrounding Machu Picchu, Peru launched an emergency surveillance plan to prevent any additional fires in the vicinity of Peru’s sacred Inca citadel and top tourist attraction. “The (surveillance) will be carried out by Peru’s […]

by · September 29, 2008 · 0 comments · Lima, Natural Disasters, Politics

La República: the Aztec Mafia in Peru

Once merely known as “mules” for Colombia’s indomitable cocaine cartels, Mexican groups such as the Juarez, Sinaloa, Tijuana and Gulf cartels have become significant players internationally, now bypassing the Colombians to buy cocaine directly from producers in countries like Peru. Though the Andean region remains the “production heartland” of cocaine, […]

by · September 29, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Corruption, Crime, Law & Justice

Peru Environment and Commerce Ministers sign framework agreement to promote sustainable tourism in Peru

A framework agreement to promote the development of sustainable tourism in Peru was signed Sunday on World Tourism Day by Environment Minister Antonio Brack Egg, Commerce and Tourism Minister Mercedes Aráoz and several of the country’s regional presidents. “Today’s world faces two great challenges: extreme poverty and climate change,” said […]

More than $1 million for forest conservation in Piura

Peru’s National Fund for the Protection of Natural Areas, or Profonanpe, has set up a forest conservation and management program in Peru’s northern coastal department of Piura with the financial support of the German government. Piura’s regional government will invest more than $1 million toward the conservation of the region’s […]