Archive for May, 2009

Contrary to reports, there are no confirmed cases of swine flu in Peru, says health minister

A day after Peru and Latin America’s first case of swine flu was confirmed, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte said Thursday that an additional battery of tests on an Argentine woman hospitalized in Peru revealed that she did not have swine flu.

by · May 1, 2009 · 0 comments · Feature, Health Care, Travel/Tourism

Peru Congress seeks to mitigate effects of financial crisis, cuts taxes on workers’ bonuses for next two years

Hoping to mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis, Peru’s Congress has voted to eliminate all taxes on workers’ bonuses for the next two years. Peru President Alan Garcia is expected to sign the decree into law today, May 1, for International Workers’ Day. Peruvian workers typically receive bonuses […]

by · May 1, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Commerce, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics