Archive for July, 2009

Bus collision leaves 23 dead and 30 injured near Peru’s Lake Titicaca

Two buses speeding along a highway in the southeastern Andean region of Puno violently crashed into each other, killing both drivers and at least 21 other people upon impact. The head-on collision – which killed 23 and left more than 30 people injured – occurred Thursday morning on a mountainous roadway linking […]

by · July 2, 2009 · 0 comments · Accidents
Peru research institute in Children of the Millenium project: Finding out why some break free of poverty and others don’t

Peru research institute in Children of the Millenium project: Finding out why some break free of poverty and others don’t

An interview by Peru21 with Dr. Mary Penny, director of Peru’s Institute of Nutritional Research By José Gabriel Chueca —— The Institute of Nutritional Research, IIN, is one of Peru’s leading medical organizations. Founded in 1971, It is currently working on the Children of the Millennium project, as well as […]

by · July 1, 2009 · 0 comments · Feature, Health Care

Peru Agriculture Ministry launches $10 million coffee plantation restoration project

Peru has launched an ambitious $10 million coffee plantation restoration and renewal project to span over the next four years, according to Agriculture minister Carlos Leyton. The project aims to make credit readily available to the more than 110,000 coffee growers in Peru, currently farming 370,000 hectares in the cloud […]

by · July 1, 2009 · 0 comments · Agro, Business

Peru government and transportation strikers meet for talks after 24-hour strike

Dialogue begins today in Lima between Ministry of Transport officials and the leaders of the association of mass urban transport companies, following the strike on Tuesday in Lima of approximately 260,000 private-sector bus and taxi drivers. The strike was held to protest a new transport law that sharply increases traffic […]

by · July 1, 2009 · 0 comments · Accidents, Law & Justice, Politics