Archive for January, 2009

Peru’s Cayetano Heredia University to be equipped with Latin America’s first molecular biology laboratory

Peru’s Cayetano Heredia University will be equipped with Latin America’s first molecular biology laboratory, to find treatments for complex health problems such as multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, reported daily 24horaslibre on Tuesday. Thanks to the University of California’s help, said Daniel Guerra, director of the Cayetano Heredia University’s laboratory, we will now […]

by · January 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Feature, Health Care, Technology
Peru journalists remember fallen colleagues on 26th anniversary of Uchuraccay massacre

Peru journalists remember fallen colleagues on 26th anniversary of Uchuraccay massacre

Peruvian journalists across Peru held marches and commemoration ceremonies on Monday to honor eight journalists that were murdered 26 years ago in the Andean hamlet of Uchuraccay, Ayacucho. At the same time, the victims’ families demanded that the case be reopened. “So that it never happens again, Uchuraccay martyrs never […]

Huancapetí mining company fined $767,000 for contaminating Santa River

The Huancapetí mining company, a small metals producer in the Cordillera Negra in Ancash, has been fined $767,000 for dumping large quantities of mine tailings into the Santa River, a 200 kilometer−long tributary that emerges from Laguna Conococha and snakes down the western slopes of the Andes, reported daily El […]

by · January 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Crime, Environment, Mining

Peru miners to vote on strike at the end of January over job cuts

Peru miners affiliated to the country’s National Federation of Mine Workers will vote Jan. 30 and 31 on whether to launch an indefinite nationwide strike over their claim that mining companies are using the global financial crisis as an “excuse” to massively and “arbitrarily” fire workers, reported daily Expresso Monday. […]

by · January 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Lima, Mining, Politics, Provinces