Archive for March, 2011

Bilateral trade with China grows by 43% to reach $10.5 billion in 2010

Bilateral trade with China grows by 43% to reach $10.5 billion in 2010

 In the first year of Peru’s free trade agreement with China, bilateral trade rose by 43.6%, with Peruvian exports worth $5.4 billion and a total of $5.1 billion in imports from China. According to Eduardo Ferreyros, minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Peruvian exports to China increased by 33% in […]

Peru’s coca growing areas increase for 4th consecutive year, UN reports

Peru’s coca growing areas increase for 4th consecutive year, UN reports

Peru’s failure to stem the growth of coca production was reconfirmed in the United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board report, released this week.   Also released this week was the U.S. State Department’s annual report on International Narcotics Control Strategy. According to the UN report, in 2009 the number of hectares used for […]

Why the discovery of the “Lord of Vilcabamba” changes everything

Why the discovery of the “Lord of Vilcabamba” changes everything

— By Paul Goulder  —  It is worth examining the significance of the discovery of the tomb of a Wari noble at the Espiritu Pampa archaeological site, an “aristocrat” who has been named variously Lord Vilca, Huari, Wari and (here) Vilcabamba.   Journalists have a nose for the sensational, so it is […]