Archive for December, 2008

U.S. State Department kicks up a storm in Peru with report about restricted travel for U.S. government employees

Peruvian Premier Yehude Simon and several regional presidents are rejecting a U.S. State Department report warning tourists that it restricts travel by U.S. government employees in eight Peruvian departments because of danger from Shining Path terrorists and drug traffickers. “The report is completely erroneous, completely mistaken, someone doesn’t understand what’s […]

Poll sets President Alan Garcia’s approval rating at six-month high

Peru President Alan García’s approval rating rose to a six-month high in December, up six points from an all-time low of 19 percent registered last September, according to recent polls. Conducted by Lima-based Ipsos & Apoyo, the poll was based on a Dec. 17-19 survey of 500 Peruvians, and has […]

by · December 22, 2008 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics, Provinces

Andean Development Fund approves $300 million loan for Peru-Brazil Transoceanic Highway

The Andean Development Fund, CAF, approved a $300 million loan Monday to partially fund the completion of the Peru section of the Transoceanic Highway, a roadway project to connect Brazil’s Atlantic ports with the Pacific coast of Peru, said CAF Director Eleonora Silva Pardo. “(With this loan), the project, which […]

Spanish police smashes Peru-Israel drug ring and makes major cocaine haul

Spanish police smashed an international drug ring that trafficked cocaine from Peru to Israel and via several other countries, including Spain. Port of Barcelona authorities, as part of a joint operation with Peruvian, Israeli, U.S. and Bahamas police, seized 674 kilograms of cocaine shipped from Peru on a vessel bound […]

by · December 21, 2008 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime