Archive for May, 2010

Health minister aims to decrease maternal mortality rate by 25% in 2 years

Health Minister Oscar Ugarte said he expects Peru’s maternal mortality rate to decrease by 25% within 2 years, state news agency Andina reported. Ugarte said the target to decrease maternal mortality will require improved quality of services and attention for patients. “I am convinced that Peru can achieve the goal […]

Concytec head calls on gov’t to create a ministry of science and technology

The head of the national council for science, technology and IT innovation Concytec called on Peru’s government to create a ministry of science and technology in order to maintain its competitiveness, state news agency Andina reported.

U.S. citizen Lori Berenson granted parole

U.S. citizen Lori Berenson granted parole

New York native Lori Berenson, who has been imprisoned in Peru for collaborating with leftist Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) guerrillas, was freed on Tuesday after spending 15 years behind bars. “On May 25, 2010 a Peruvian judge, after carefully studying Lori’s application for what in Peru is termed ‘conditional […]

García and Obama expected to discuss immigration, counter-narcotics policies

García and Obama expected to discuss immigration, counter-narcotics policies

Peru’s President Alan García and his U.S. counterpart, President Barack Obama, are expected to discuss immigration and counter-narcotics policies during their first official visit planned towards the end of May and early June, Foreign Affairs Minister José Antonio García Belaunde told state news agency Andina. “One of the topics is […]