Archive for October, 2010

Huanuco military base attack, one soldier killed

An attack on a military base in Peru’s coca growing Huanuco department has left one soldier dead, daily El Comercio reported. The attack occurred early Monday morning at the base located in Huanuco’s Leoncio Prado province. Authorities believe that drug traffickers are responsible for the assault in retaliation to the […]

Surfers take on challenging swells at World Surfing Games in Punta Hermosa

Surfers take on challenging swells at World Surfing Games in Punta Hermosa

The third day of the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games at Peru’s Punta Hermosa saw some of the biggest waves ever at a World Surfing Games. “Despite the challenging conditions there was spectacular surfing throughout the day that often had the teams and spectators on their feet and cheering,” the […]

by · October 23, 2010 · 0 comments · Sports

Social Force sees Villarán’s lead widening with ballots from Lima’s north

Susana Villarán had a 16, 297-vote lead over Lourdes Flores early Saturday as counting of election results from the Oct. 3 ballot reached a painstakingly slow conclusion. According to the latest report from National Office of Electoral Processes, ONPE, with 88.6 percent of ballot tally sheets counted, Villarán had 1,565,775 […]

German Report: Peru’s democratic system shows improvements

Peru and Brazil were the only two countries in Latin America that saw an improvement in the local democratic system over last year, according to a report by German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stifftung. Along with Panama, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil, Peru’s current democratic development is ranked as “medium,” daily Gestion […]