Archive for August, 2010

MTC: Broad band prices expected to fall as Peru sees jump in users

Broad band prices in Peru are expected to see a decrease in 2011 thanks to an increase in competition in the telecommunications sector, Transportation and Communications Minister Enrique Cornejo said. “Even though we have worked to grow the market and the number of users in the last few years, individual […]

Peru authorities launch investigation into journalist, Russian spy

Peruvian authorities have accused Vicky Pelaez, the Peruvian journalist who was spying for Russia in the United States, of forging documentation, Radioprogramas reported anti-corruption prosecutor Jorge Luis Caldas as saying. Caldas said that Pelaez has two birth certificates with different names and a marriage license containing false information. In addition, […]

Coca farmer protests costing Ucayali some $5.37 million

Protests by coca leaf farmers in Peru’s Ucayali department have cost approximately 15 million soles ($5.37 million) since the farmers began demonstrations on Aug. 14, according to Dotti Flores, the general manager of the Ucayali Chamber of Commerce. The farmers have blocked the Federico Basadre highway, which has prevented the […]

Peru, Panama set goals for bilateral trade talks

The governments of Peru and Panama agreed on Thursday to start negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement by the end of the year, daily El Comercio reported. The decision to go ahead with negotiations for a trade deal followed a meeting in Lima between President Alan Garcia and his […]