Archive for January, 2011

Osiptel: Mobile phone use continues to grow in isolated regions

Peru continues to see a large jump in the use of mobile phones in its most isolated regions over the past several years, according to the president of telecommunication services regulator Osiptel, Guillermo Thornberry. In Ucayali department, the use of cell phones has soared 11 times. “In the past five years, […]

Peru court upholds Berenson’s parole

Peru court upholds Berenson’s parole

A Peruvian appeals court has upheld the November parole of American Lori Berenson, who had spent the past 15 years in prison for aiding leftist MRTA rebels in the 1990s. The three judge panel rejected state prosecutor Julio Galindo’s request for Berenson to be returned to prison. “I recognize my […]

Peru recognizes Palestine state, prepares for South American-Arab Summit

Peru has officially recognized Palestine as an “independent and sovereign state,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. “During more than six decades, Peru has recognized the right of the Palestinian people to build an independent state,” the statement said. “In keeping with its traditional and constant policy […]

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 7 – The Lima Culture and Water

HISTORY OF PERU SERIES – Part 7 – The Lima Culture and Water

By Paul Goulder – Special to the Peruvian Times The seventh in a series on Peru´s history, incorporating stories from the Peruvian Times archives as well as links to videos, audio and other external sources to provide a rich background of information.* If writing had been a scarce commodity in […]

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