Archive for April, 2010

Peru hopes to reduce tuberculosis cases ten-fold with new health facilities

A new health facility in Peru may reduce cases of tuberculosis in the country by 10 times, RPP radio station reported health minister Óscar Ugarte as saying. Ugarte made the comments after opening the Center for Excellence for the Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis at a hospital in Lima’s impoverished […]

Former UN Secretary-General: Corruption in Peru “has exploded”

Former UN Secretary-General: Corruption in Peru “has exploded”

The former secretary-general of the United Nations, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, said that corruption in Peru “has exploded” recently, as illegally taped phone conversations reveal allegations of influence peddling by senior members of President Alan García’s ruling Aprista party. In an interview with daily La República, Pérez de Cuéllar, who […]

Tourism to Cuzco recovers 60 – 70 percent since Machu Picchu’s reopening

Foreign Trade and Tourism minister Martín Pérez said that tourism to Cusco has recuperated between 60 and 70 percent since access to Machu Picchu – Peru’s main tourist attraction – was  reopened April 1, state news agency Andina reported. Pérez said he expects tourism to levels to Cusco to fully […]

Peru was first destination for Chilean investments during last quarter

Peru was the main destination for investments from neighboring Chile during the first quarter of this year, according to the The Santiago Chamber of Commerce. In total, investment from Chilean businesses in Peru totaled $697.2 million last quarter, representing 40 percent of Chilean investments abroad, the chamber was quoted saying […]