Archive for December, 2009

Peru enacts investment law for high Andes areas

President Alan Garcia is scheduled to be in the central Andean valley of Jauja early today, to sign the enactment of a law that encourages investment in the high Andes. The law provides a series of tax and tariff incentives and exemptions for an initial period of 10 years to […]

Nine dead in Ayacucho mudslide, heavy rains continue

At least nine people were killed and 15 injured in Huamanga, Ayacucho, Wednesday evening when a mudslide rushed down San Martin street and pushed and entangled several buses and private vehicles at a city intersection. Heavy rains that caused the mudslide also damaged nine old adobe houses and flooded stores […]

President Garcia returns from the Vatican and Ibero-American Summit in Portugal

President Garcia returns from the Vatican and Ibero-American Summit in Portugal

President Alan Garcia returned to Lima Wednesday from Madrid, following his visit to the Vatican on Monday and his attendance at the 19th Ibero-American Summit in Estoril and Lisbon on Tuesday. At the 22-country summit, Garcia was the first speaker in the heads of state plenary session, taking his message […]

Peru and Chile soften rhetoric on spy case

In Portugal on Tuesday for the 19th Ibero-American Summit, both President Alan Garcia and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sought to express appreciation for each other’s conciliatory tones regarding the case of a Peruvian air force officer who had sold military secrets to Chile. President Garcia recognized the “courageous” and “decisive” […]