Archive for April, 2009

Chávez critic granted asylum, Venezuela recalls ambassador to Peru

To protest Peru’s decision to grant political asylum to President Hugo Chavez’s most outspoken critic, Manuel Rosales, Venezuela has recalled its ambassador in Lima, daily Peru21 reported Tuesday. According to Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Rosales should have been arrested and then extradited to his home country, where he currently faces […]

Andean Development Fund: poverty in Peru could be reduced by as much as 31 percent by 2011

Poverty in Peru could be reduced by as much as 31 percent by 2011 if the Andean country maintains an annual economic growth rate of 6 percent and develops an efficient and integrated social policy, reported the Andean Development Fund, or CAF, on Monday. The CAF’s expected poverty decrease is […]

Passenger arriving from Mexico not infected with swine flu, Peru steps up health checks in Jorge Chavez International Airport

A Peruvian woman who traveled to Mexico and came back to Peru with flu-like symptoms does not have the swine flu, Radio Radio Programas, or RPP, reported Monday. Carlos Salcedo Espinoza, the director of Callao’s Alcides Carrión Hospital, told reporters that lab results from tests on the 29-year old woman […]

by · April 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care

Junín residents demand solution to grave environmental contamination in the region and city of La Oroya

Representatives of Junín’s Environmental Association delivered a 9,548-signature petition to Peru President Alan García on Wednesday, demanding a solution for the severe environmental contamination in the region, and especially in La Oroya. Residents have also demanded that Doe Run Peru, which runs the poly-metallic smelter in La Oroya, comply with […]

by · April 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Environment, Mining