Archive for July, 2009

Mother whale beached at Chorrillos’ La Chira Beach dies in spite of rescue efforts, sick baby likely to die

An 80-ton whale stranded at Chorrillos’ La Chira Beach has died in spite of rescue efforts, and her sick baby – still struggling to get back to sea – is also likely to die, reported daily El Comercio. According rescue scientist Carlos Yaipén, the 16-meter long and 80-ton mother whale […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Flora & Fauna

Move to make limited drug possession illegal takes root

Peru Interior Minister Octavio Salazar Miranda announced Thursday that he is drafting a bill which aims to nullify the Peruvian Penal Code’s provision barring the prosecution of simple drug use or possession. By allowing Peruvians to posses or use a minimal quantity of drugs, we implicitly encourage the micro-commercialization of […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics

Peru Interior Ministry to monitor social conflicts in collaboration with Ombudsman’s Office

Nearly two months after the deadly Bagua clashes that left 34 dead and hundreds of people injured, Peru Interior Minister Octavio Salazar Miranda announced Wednesday the creation of a special office to monitor social conflicts and prevent any further outbreaks of violence. “We have to evaluate the situation. We can’t […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Law & Justice, Lima, Politics

Former premier Yehude Simon launches 2011 presidential campaign

Former premier Yehude Simon has turned down an offer to be Peru’s ambassador to the Organization of American States, OAS, in Washington, D.C., and has announced his run for President in 2011. “I have thanked President Alan García for his generosity and courtesy but, evidently, I have not accepted any […]

by · July 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics, Provinces