Archive for January, 2010

Adex: Peru’s export revenue falls by 14 percent in 2009

The Peruvian Association of Exporters, or Adex, announced Friday that Peruvian exports decreased by 14 percent in 2009. The total value of Peru’s exports totaled $26.5 billion last year, down from $30.6 billion in 2008, state news agency Andina reported.

President García pledges support for flood-devastated Cusco; estimates Machu Picchu train repairs could take less than 2 months

President García pledges support for flood-devastated Cusco; estimates Machu Picchu train repairs could take less than 2 months

President Alan García called for public calm on Friday after flying over areas devastated by torrential rains, mudslides and floods in Peru’s southern Cusco department. García said the government will guarantee the reconstruction of the regions infrastructure and relief aid for some 25,000 people left homeless by the floods, daily […]

Scientists report colony of Galápagos fur seals in northern Peru

The Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals, or Orca, says a colony of fur seals endemic to the Galápagos Islands have established a colony off the coast of northern Peru as a result of increased sea surface temperature in the region. The colony includes 30 fur seals that […]

by · January 28, 2010 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Climate Change, Environment, Flora & Fauna

Sedapal denies irregularities in contract for water treatment plants in San Bartolo

The president of Peru’s state water utility agency, Sedapal, denied on Tuesday irregularities in the agency’s decision to reward a multi-million dollar contract to a newly formed company owned by a former Peruvian soccer player, Radio Programas Peru reported.