Archive for June, 2009

Former Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango takes part in political meeting with Nicaragua’s Ortega, it is “pure demoguery,” says Peru Foreign Affairs Minister

Exiled Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango — who was granted asylum by Nicaragua after Peru charged him with rebellion and sedition this month — participated in a political meeting last Tuesday to honor now deceased Sandinista leader Carlos Fonseca, provoking vivid reactions in Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry. During the meeting, […]

by · June 28, 2009 · 0 comments · Insurgency, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics
Famed “BODIES… The Exhibition” in Lima  through September

Famed “BODIES… The Exhibition” in Lima through September

The breathtaking and fascinating “BODIES…The Exhibition” – a phenomenal exhibit of the amazing and complex machine we call the human body – will be open at Lima’s Plaza Camacho until September 5. The exhibition, which features real human specimens that have been preserved against decay, allows people access to sights […]

by · June 26, 2009 · Comments are Disabled · Arts/Culture, Health Care

Peru gives army green light to intervene in Puno protests

Just weeks after a deadly intervention in Bagua, the Peruvian government authorized the army to send troops to Puno, where residents have launched a 72-hour strike to protest the recently enacted Water Law, reported daily El Comercio. The authorization, valid for 10 days as of June 24, aims to provide back-up […]

by · June 25, 2009 · 0 comments · Agro, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Peru to possibly give Doe Run more time for La Oroya cleanup, workers lift strike for 30 days

The La Oroya smelter workers decided late Wednesday to lift their strike, giving the government and Doe Run 30 days to offer them acceptable solutions. Police and workers joined forces late into the night to clear rocks from the highway and roads around the smelter town. The strikers had blocked […]