Archive for May, 2010

Peru’s executive to look at proposals to expel US citizen Berenson

Peru’s executive to look at proposals to expel US citizen Berenson

Cabinet Chief Javier Velásquez said Peru’s executive will examine a proposal to commute the sentence of recently paroled US citizen Lori Berenson so the New York native can leave Peru, state news agency Andina reported. “Justice Minister [Víctor García Toma] is creating a proposal that he will take to a […]

IMF head foresees Peru’s GDP per capita doubling in 10 years

Peru’s GDP per capita should double in less than 10 years if the country maintains an annual economic growth of 6 percent to 7 percent, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was in Lima on Thursday. “To double the GDP per capita from $5,000 to […]

Indigenous leader arrested in Peru after returning from exile in Nicaragua

Former indigenous leader Alberto Pizango returned to Peru on Wednesday from exile in Nicaragua and was arrested on arrival at Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport. Pizango arrived at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday and was accompanied by Daysi Zapata, the interim president of the Interethnic Association for the Development of […]

García meets with Honduras president and signs bilateral agreements

Peruvian President Alan García and his Honduran counterpart, Porfirio Lobo, signed bilateral agreements on Wednesday that cover a variety of topics, state news agency Andina reported. The agreements were signed at the government’s National Palace during Lobo’s visit to Lima. Lobo said his trip to Peru is aimed at gaining […]