Archive for June, 2009

First swine flu case confirmed in Peru state school

Peru Health Ministry officials have confirmed at least one case of AH1N1 swine flu in a pupil at a state school in the country’s capital, Lima. A 12-year old girl tested positive for the swine flu virus, although she doesn’t know from who or how she contracted it, said the […]

by · June 25, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care

Camisea gas contract to be revised, Peru fears inability to meet internal demand

The Peruvian government is currently reviewing the contract it signed with the Camisea Gas Consortium to permit gas exports to Mexico, now that gas reserves have been proven to be much lower than earlier reported. The current contract would seriously diminish supplies for the local market. “We began the revision […]

by · June 25, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Energy

Peru world-champion boxer Kina Malpartida defeats Brazilian contender, retains WBA super-featherweight world title

Peru’s world-champion boxer Kina Malpartida did not disappoint fans on Sunday night, when she defeated Brazilian contender Halana Dos Santos by technical knockout to defend her WBA super-featherweight world title. “This is a dream come true,” said Malpartida, shortly after her victory in Lima’s Coliseo Eduardo Dibos Dammert. “It’s the […]

by · June 22, 2009 · 0 comments · Sports

Doe Run miners block central highway to protest temporary 90-day layoff

Doe Run announced Monday it has postponed “for a few days” the temporary lay-off of some 3,500 workers, as it seeks solutions to its financial situation. However, approximately 3,000 miners had already begun to block the Central Highway at La Oroya early Monday, in the central Peruvian highlands, as part […]

by · June 22, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Lima, Mining, Politics, Provinces