Archive for April, 2010

UNDP: Regional inequities persist in Peru despite economic growth

A report by the United Nations Development Program finds that Peru still has deep inequities between regions and populations despite strong economic growth, daily El Comercio reported. The UNDP says that while life expectancy, literacy, education, and family income have all generally improved in Peru, differences between the capital Lima […]

Peru, Dominican Republic could begin trade talks in second half of 2010

Peru and the Dominican Republic will begin this year negotiations for a free trade agreement, said the Caribbean nation’s deputy minister for industry and commerce, Marcelo Puello, according to state news agency Andina. Puello said President Leonel Fernández of the Dominican Republic is interested in beginning talks, which will likely […]

APRA’s congressional bloc supports Del Castillo following new recordings

President Alan García’s ruling Aprista party has decided to unanimously support Congressman Jorge del Castillo as he faces allegations of influence peddling revealed in illegally taped phone conversations. “We believe in the innocence of Jorge del Castillo,” Congressman and Aprista spokesman José Vargas told state news agencyAndina. “Believing is not […]

De Soto, IMF see good future for Peru’s economy

Internationally respected Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto said Wednesday that Peru is in a good position to deal with possible setbacks during the recovery of the international economy, state news agency Andina reported. According to De Soto, who is the founding president of the Lima-based think tank Institute for Liberty […]