Archive for February, 2009

Fujimori trial: last leg before court ruling

By Annie Thériault Former President Alberto Fujimori’s more than year-long marathon trial for human rights violations has begun its last sprint this week, with a sentence expected by mid-March.

Peru taxi drivers block streets to protest Lidercon Co.’s safety and emissions inspection monopoly

Approximately 200 taxi drivers affiliated to Peru’s National Federation of Taxi Drivers, or Fentac, blocked streets in various districts of Peru’s capital, Lima, on Thursday, to protest a monopoly held by Spain’s Lidercon Co. – the exclusive provider of technical vehicle inspection services. “We are protesting to defend our rights,” […]

by · February 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics

UNICEF: Peru has made “enormous progress” in reducing child deaths and adapting maternity services to rural cultures

In the 2009 edition of its flagship publication, The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF addresses maternal mortality – which it qualifies as one of the most intractable problems for development work – and points to successful strategies developed by Peru to reduce child deaths and to adapt maternity services […]

by · February 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care