Archive for September, 2009

European Union to help Peru with “war on drugs” as of 2010

As of 2010, the European Union will help Peru with its “war on drugs” by funding alternative crops and reforestation projects as well as by providing police training,  according to the President of Peru’s National Commission for the Development of Life without Drugs, or Devida.

by · September 17, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Feature, Law & Justice

Highway linking city of Huánuco and Kotosh ruins inaugurated

A three-kilometer highway from the north-central highland city of Huánuco to the Pre-Columbian site of Kotosh was inaugurated Wednesday at the hands of Huánuco Regional President Jorge Espinoza Egoavil, daily El Comercio reported. “This highway opens the door to development, and is a tribute to the city of Huánuco,” said […]

by · September 17, 2009 · 0 comments · Archaeology, Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Health Ministry: approximately 18 of 1,000 Peruvian children die before turning one week old

Though still alarmingly high, Peru’s neonatal mortality rate has decreased from 23 per 1,000 live births in 2000 to 18 per 1,000 live births in 2009, reported Peru’s Health Ministry on Wednesday. According to UNICEF, despite significant progress made in health and nutrition during the last decades, a large proportion […]

by · September 17, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care

Bus runs off road in Arequipa, 7 dead and 30 injured

An inter-provincial bus speeding along a highway in the southern Andean region of Arequipa ran off the road and violently flipped over, leaving 7 dead and 30 other people injured, reported daily La República on Tuesday. The accident occurred late on Monday, leading police to believe that the driver may […]

by · September 15, 2009 · 0 comments · Accidents