Archive for January, 2011

Peru exports rise 31.1 percent in 2010 to record level

Peruvian exports recovered last year to record levels after seeing a fall in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis, state news agency Andina reported. Exports climbed 31.1 percent in 2010 to a record $35.4 billion compared to $26.7 billion in 2009 and $31.0 billion in 2008, according […]

Peru and Japan to sign FTA by April

Peru and Japan aim to sign a free trade agreement by April that is expected to boost bilateral trade by 50%, daily Gestion reported. The countries plan to complete the FTA’s legal revision in early February, Deputy Foreign Trade Minister Carlos Posada said. “The legal revision for the FTA should […]

Human Rights Watch: Prosecution of Peruvian security forces has been disappointing

The prosecution of Peruvian security forces for human rights crimes committed during the country’s internal armed conflict has been disappointing, US-based Human Rights Watch said in its 21st annual World Report. “Given the landmark significance of the [Alberto] Fujimori conviction, prosecutions in other human rights cases from the armed conflict period […]

Residents report another oil spill in Marañon River

Residents report another oil spill in Marañon River

Residents from a district in northeast Peru’s Loreto department have reported another oil spill in the Marañon river, according to the CNR news service. A local leader, Mario Pua, said residents first reported oil in the river on Tuesday at about 4pm, but they understand that the spill occurred nine days […]