Archive for November, 2010

Flores says she will not seek Peru’s president in 2011

The head of Peru’s conservative Popular Christian Party (PPC), Lourdes Flores, has said she will not run in the country’s presidential elections next year following her unsuccessful campaign to become the mayor of capital Lima, daily La Republica reported. PPC stalwart, Felipe Osterling, confirmed that Flores “has absolutely rejected the […]

Health Ministry to send cholera specialists to assist in Haiti outbreak

Peru’s health ministry will send a team of medical officials to Haiti to help mitigate the spread of a cholera outbreak that has claimed hundreds of lives in the impoverished Caribbean nation, state news agency Andina reported. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) requested the support of Peruvian specialists who […]

Garcia calls on Obama to intervene in recovery of Machu Picchu artifacts

President Alan Garcia has called on his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama, to intervene in Peru’s attempts to have Yale return thousands of archaeological artifacts taken almost a century ago from Machu Picchu, state news agency Andina reported. Garcia made the request by submitting a letter to the U.S. Ambassador in […]

Mercedes Araoz selected as APRA’s 2011 presidential candidate

President Alan Garcia’s ruling Aprista party has selected former economy and finance minister Mercedes Araoz as its candidate for Peru’s 2011 presidential elections, daily El Comercio reported. The announcement came on Tuesday at the party’s headquarters, where Araoz was presented as the candidate by some of APRA’s leaders, including former […]