Archive for August, 2009

García: Peru will not be an obstacle to the resolution of Chile and Bolivia’s century-old “outlet to sea” dispute

Bolivia and Chile could finally have reached an agreement to resolve their century-old “outlet to sea” dispute, and Peru will not be an obstacle to the peaceful resolution of this quarrel, said Peru President Alan García on Sunday. “It seems that an agreement has been reached,” said García in comments […]

by · August 24, 2009 · 0 comments · Andean Region, Politics

Piura’s Caña Brava now producing 350,000 liters of ethanol per day

The Romero Group’s Caña Brava Company, based in Peru’s northwestern city of Piura, has been functioning at full steam for a week, and is now producing 350,000 liters of ethanol daily, El Comercio reports. We are using state-of-the-art technology to irrigate 7,000 hectares of sugar cane, Caña Brava’s General Manager Ángel […]

by · August 24, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Energy

Former Venezuelan governor and Chávez critic Didalco Bolivar in Lima seeking political asylum

Former governor of Venezuela’s northern Aragua State and outspoken Hugo Chávez critic Didalco Bolívar landed in Peru a week ago and is expected to formalize a request for political asylum at any moment, reported daily El Comercio on Friday. “I don’t know anything,” said Foreign Affairs Minister José Antonio García […]

by · August 22, 2009 · 0 comments · Andean Region, Politics

If I don’t come back, look for me in Putis: bodies of “disappeared” returned to families 25 years after massacre

Amidst tears and cries of pain, the remains of 92 people murdered and buried in a mass grave by the Peruvian military in 1984 were returned to their loved ones in the highland city of Ayacucho on Wednesday. Of the 92 remains exhumed from the mass grave, only 28 have been […]

by · August 20, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Human Rights, Insurgency, Law & Justice