Archive for October, 2009

Peru Congress commission says no to mid-term elections and voluntary vote

The Constitution Commission in Peru’s Congress voted yesterday to shelve motions for two amendments to the Constitution that would have created midterm elections for lawmakers, and made voting in those contests optional.

Best social networking site for Peru’s expat community gets FB-like facelift

Best social networking site for Peru’s expat community gets FB-like facelift

By Rick Vecchio ~ Peruvian Times Editor ~ Peruvian Times’ sister site Expatperu.com has undergone a major redesign with a fabulous social networking application for Peru’s English-speaking international community, or anyone interested in getting an inside view of how things really work in South America’s third largest nation.

Peru Government offices to open on weekends and holidays

President Alan Garcia Wednesday night signed into law an ‘urgent decree’ approved by his Cabinet that turns Saturdays and Sundays, and holidays, into work days for documentary procedures in all government offices. The law, Decreto de Urgencia Nº 099-2009, goes into effect Friday, after its publication in the official gazette, […]

Chile military exercises irritate Peru

Chile military exercises irritate Peru

Twenty military aircraft and some 450 military personnel from the United States, Argentina, Brazil and France arrived in the Atacama desert this week for a major joint military exercise hosted by the Chilean Air Force.  Observer nations are Ecuador, Paraguay and Venezuela, and perhaps Bolivia. The operation, Salitre II –which […]