Archive for September, 2010

Authorities rescue about 200 victims of human trafficking this year

Peruvian authorities have rescued around 200 people who were victims of human trafficking so far this year, a 10 percent increase from the same period in 2009, state news agency Andina reported. Since 2004, the Peruvian national police’s office responsible for investigating human trafficking has rescued 730 people, the head […]

Peru elected member of Pan American Health Organization’s executive committee

Peru has been elected a member of the executive committee of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), daily La Republica reported Health Minister Oscar Ugarte as saying. Peru was elected to the PAHO’s executive committee for a three year term along with the United States and Granada. The countries replace […]

Six renewable energy plants to come online in 2012

Three wind powered farms and three solar powered plants are slated to start operating in Peru in 2012 to generate 200Mw of energy, according to mines and energy ministry’s director of electricity, Ismael Aragon. “In 2012 there will be six renewable energy plants. Three wind powered farms will have a […]

Over 100 international observers to take part in Peru’s Oct. 3 elections

More than 100 international observers will take part in Peru’s municipal and regional elections scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3, daily El Comercio reported. About 70 of the observers are representatives from the Washington D.C.-based Organization of American States (OAS). The delegation from the OAS is being led by Paraguay’s ex-Foreign […]