Archive for October, 2008

Peru’s state-employed doctors go back to work on 15-day truce

Peru’s state-employed doctors nationwide suspended their strike and began treating patients Friday, granting new Health minister Oscar Ugarte a two-week truce to find solutions to demands made by the Peruvian Medical Federation, or FMP. “What is important is the recognition of the fairness of these demands,” said FMP President Dr. […]

by · October 25, 2008 · 0 comments · Health Care, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Kuczynski: Peru pension fund administrators are financially “very solid”

Peru’s private pension fund administrators, AFPs, stand on a “very solid” financial footing that will allow them to weather the global financial crisis, according to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former finance minister and cabinet chief under President Toledo. “I believe that we have to emphasize that (Peru’s) four AFPs and their […]

by · October 25, 2008 · 0 comments · Business, Commerce, Feature

Peru’s state-employed doctors considering truce, back to work Friday

Doctors at state hospitals nationwide may be going back to work Friday, if the medical federation agrees in a meeting Thursday to grant a 15-day truce requested by new Minister of Health Oscar Ugarte. The announcement was made late Tuesday by the president of the Peruvian Medical Federation, Julio Vargas, […]

Close to 1,100 foreigners locked up in overcrowded Peruvian jails for cocaine smuggling

The promise of a fast buck has quickly turned into a nightmare for 1,094 foreigners who are awaiting trial or serving sentences in Peruvian jails, on charges of operating as drug mules or traffickers. Most drug mules, or ‘burriers’ as they are called in Peru- a fusion of “courier” and […]

by · October 17, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime, Law & Justice