Archive for June, 2010

Central Bank: Peru’s economy expected to grow by more than 8 percent in Q2

Peru’s economy is expected to grow by more than 8 percent during the second quarter of 2010, compared to the same period last year, the head of the country’s central bank Julio Velarde told participants of the Bloomberg Peru Economic Summit on Wednesday.  “The second quarter is coming with a […]

Van der Sloot: Peruvian justice, public passion and the media’s responsibility

By Rick Vecchio Peruvian Times Editor The absence of one word left a gaping hole in our story yesterday about Joran Van der Sloot’s interrogation by Peruvian police — and we weren’t alone. The word was “allegedly,” a somewhat technical, cumbersome term. Who really ever utters “allegedly” in everyday conversation?  […]

Bill Clinton supports President Garcia’s proposal for fewer arms purchases in region

Bill Clinton supports President Garcia’s proposal for fewer arms purchases in region

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said Tuesday he would like to see fewer arms sales in Latin America, echoing previous statements by Peruvian President Alan Garcia, state news agency Andina reported. “I know President Garcia has argued that the whole region should be demilitarized and there should be fewer arms […]

Van der Sloot confesses to Flores killing

Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot has confessed to killing 21-year-old university student Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room last week, according to a report by daily El Comercio. Van der Sloot, 22, said he killed Flores after returning to his hotel room from buying coffee on the morning […]