Archive for September, 2010

Foreign Affairs Minister: Peru needs greater international help to combat drug trade

Peru’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde has reiterated Peru’s call for more  international assistance to address the South American nation’s drug trade, daily Gestion reported. “I think that we have to redefine the international cooperation because it is not possible that Peru is receiving so little, “Garcia Belaunde […]

Cuzco airport closed due to Majes-Siguas II protests

The airport in Cuzco has been closed as a result of protests against the development of the Majes-Siguas II irrigation project, daily El Comercio reported. Flights were suspended, leaving about 500 tourists stranded at the Velasco Astete airport. Flights from Arequipa to Cuzco were diverted to Peru’s capital Lima, the […]

Garcia calls for arms reduction during UN speech

President Alan Garcia called on the international community Thursday to reduce arms purchases and focus on development issues, state news agency Andina reported “We are calling on the governments of the world. Stop buying and producing arms, provide food for the humble, develop your land and create employment,” Garcia said […]

Cell phones help increase income of rural families – report

Families living in rural Peru that own a cell phone are on average able to increase their income by 900 soles ($321) per year, or a 12 percent increase, according to a report by Lima-based firm Apoyo Consultoria. Agricultural producers with a cell phone are able to better obtain market […]