Archive for March, 2010

UN to support Peru’s earthquake prevention plan

Cabinet Chief Javier Velásquez said the United Nations has agreed to provide support to Peru for the design of a national strategy to minimize the effects of a major tsunami or earthquake. According to state news agency Andina, the support will be provided by the UN’s International Strategy for Disaster […]

Brack: Lima’s water supply secure over next years

Lima’s water supply is secure over the next few years, however residents of the Peruvian capital should be using it responsibly, state news agency Andina reported Environment Minister Antonio Brack as saying. He added that Lima has a sufficient supply of water from reservoirs and lakes, however climate change continues […]

Devida: Peru to spend $32 million in 2010 on counternarcotics programs

Peru’s government will spend 93 million soles, about $32 million, in 2010 to combat drug trafficking, according to the head of the anti-drug agency Devida, Rómulo Pizarro. Pizarro said last week that 40 million soles, or $14 million, will be used to finance sustainable development projects in the coca growing […]

Husband of Peruvian opposition lawmaker under investigation for alleged cocaine trafficking

A prosecutor from Tingo María, a city in Peru’s north-central Huánuco department, has opened an investigation of  husband of lawmaker Nancy Obregón for alleged drug trafficking. According to a report by daily El Comercio, the criminal investigation against  Obregón’s husband, Fabio Chávez, is based on testimony by five people, including […]