Archive for February, 2009

Peru boxer Kina Malpartida TKOs U.S. boxer Maureen Shea and grabs WBA crown

Peruvian-born boxer Kina Malpartida snatched the vacant WBA super-featherweight title in New York’s Madison Square Garden this weekend, after a stoppage was called 25 seconds from the end of the ten-round bout. Malpartida’s technical knockout – the second of her career – sent previously undefeated Bronx boxer Maureen Shea to […]

by · February 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Sports

Scotiabank: Peru’s construction sector to grow by 8 percent in 2009

An increased injection of public funds into Peru’s still booming construction sector will allow the industry to continue to expand at a steady rate of 8 percent throughout 2009, said Scotiabank Senior Economist Pablo Nano. In spite of the increased cost of land and construction materials, Peru President Alan Garcia’s […]

by · February 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Business

Peru Ombudsman urges new Minister of Interior to stamp out police bribery

Peru’s public ombudsman, Beatriz Merino, has called on the new minister of the Interior, Mercedes Cabanillas, to eliminate bribery at police stations and stamp out mistreatment of the public. Merino’s announcement was in response to Cabanillas’ request, made when she was sworn in as minister Thursday, that the Public Ombudsman […]