Archive for January, 2010

Chile prepares final arguments for maritime border dispute with Peru at The Hague

The chairman of Chile’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Jorge Pizarro, said Tuesday his government has prepared its legal case over a maritime border dispute with Peru at the International Court of Justice, or ICJ, in The Hague.

Tourism Ministry: Tourists evacuated from Machu Picchu by age, not nationality

Tourism Ministry: Tourists evacuated from Machu Picchu by age, not nationality

Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Martín Pérez, said on Wednesday the elderly, children and pregnant women are the first ones being evacuated from Machu Picchu, after torrential rains and mudslides stranded tourists at Peru’s sacred Inca citadel and top tourist attraction. Pérez denied foreign tourists were given priority over […]

Peru’s telecommunications regulator announces project to decrease phone rates

The president of the State regulator of Peru’s telecommunications sector, Osiptel, said Tuesday that his agency is working on a project that would regulate the rates of telephone calls from landlines to mobile phones in order to decrease the current costs.

Health Ministry announces construction of hospitals, 29 months after earthquake

Twenty nine months after a magnitude-8 earthquake devastated Peru’s southern coast, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday the beginning of construction of three hospitals in the Ica department, daily El Comercio reported. Health Minister Óscar Ugarte said the government rewarded a reconstruction contract for 157 million soles, about $55 […]