Archive for July, 2010

Central Bank chief expects Peru’s economy to grow by 10 percent in June

Peru’s Central Bank chief estimates that the country’s economy could grow by approximately least 10 percent in June, state news agency Andina reported. “In June, we expect a spectacular figure,” Central Bank President Julio Velarde said. “I won’t say how much it will be but, since growth in June last […]

President García ratifies law to create Ministry of Culture

President Alan García ratified a law on Wednesday that will create Peru’s first Ministry of Culture, local media reported. “Ths ministry is an extraordinary work, promoted by committed people. No people can live without culture, so rich as in Peru,” daily El Comercio reported García as saying. He added that […]

Indigenous community plans demonstrations over promises following oil spill

The cocama indigenous community is planning a series of demonstrations this week to protest Argentinean oil company Pluspetrol’s response following an oil spill last month in the Marañón river in Peru’s north-eastern Loreto department, CNR radio station reported. Alfonso López, a cocama leader, said the company had agreed to provide […]

U.S. State Department offers reward for Shining Path leaders

U.S. State Department offers reward for Shining Path leaders

The United States Department of State has placed the leaders of two Shining Path factions on its narcotics rewards program, which offers compensation of $5 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the targets. The announcement comes only weeks after a UN Office on Drug Control and […]