Archive for February, 2010

Environment Minister: Informal mining costs Madre de Dios millions in royalties

Environment Minister: Informal mining costs Madre de Dios millions in royalties

Peru’s Environment Minister, Antonio Brack, said Friday the Amazon’s Madre de Dios department is losing millions of dollars in royalties each year due to informal mining. The mining is also causing heavy metal contamination in the region’s waterways. Brack said that calculations by state tax regulator Sunat show that Madre de […]

Judicial commission suspends competition following corruption allegations

Judicial commission suspends competition following corruption allegations

Peru’s judicial commission announced Thursday it is suspending a competition to fill vacancies at the Supreme Prosecutors Office following allegations of corruption in the selection process. The National Magistrates Council, or CNM, said it is postponing the last stage of the competition – the personal interviews – due to allegations […]

Comex Peru: Export revenue increases by 37.9 percent in January

Comex Peru: Export revenue increases by 37.9 percent in January

Peru’s Foreign Commerce Society, Comex Peru, said Sunday exports from the Andean country totalled $2.24 billion in January, a 37.9 percent increase over the same month in 2009. The export association said the growth was driven by strong results from Peru’s primary exports, which increased by 56 percent to $1.8 billion, […]

Head-on collision in La Libertad kills 38, injures 55

A head-on collision between two passenger buses in northern Peru has left at least 38 people dead and more than 55 injured, daily El Comercio reported. The accident occurred early Monday morning on the Pan-American highway in the province of Virú, about eight hours north of Lima in La Libertad […]

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