Archive for January, 2010

Peru declares state of emergency after heavy rain in southern Andes; tourists evacuated from Machu Picchu

Peru’s Presidential Cabinet Chief Javier Velásquez announced a 60-day state of emergency in Peru’s Cusco and Apurímac departments on Monday as heavy rainfall and mudslides batter the southern Andean region. The storms have flooded the Vilcanota river, which blocked the railway between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru’s sacred Inca citadel […]

Telefónica investment to increase communications coverage in Peru

Telefónica del Perú – a subsidiary of the Spanish telecommunications giant of the same name – said Fridayit will invest $1.5 billion in Peru between 2010 and 2013 to increase telecommunications coverage. The president of Telefónica, César Alierta, said the investment would develop a core fibre optic communications network to […]

Peru’s Fonafe to invest $33 million in water treatment plant on Yauli river

The National Fund for the Financing of State Entrepreneurial Activities, or Fonafe, announced on Friday a $33 million investment for the construction of a water treatment plant on the Yauli river in Peru’s central Junín department. The head of Fonafe, Jorge Villasante, said in a press release the funding for […]

Union ends natonal transportation strike following agreement with Peru government

The head of the National Council for Overland Transportation, or CNTT, announced on Thursday the end of a national passenger and cargo transportation strike after reaching an agreement with Peru’s government. The transportation union began their national strike on Tuesday following an increase in fuel prices and demanded, among other […]