Archive for March, 2011

Judiciary, Devida sign agreement to tackle youth drug consumption

An agreement signed on Monday between Peru’s Judiciary and counter-narcotics agency Devida aims to tackle drug consumption, the head of the judicial branch, Cesar San Martin, said. One of the main objectives of the agreement is to establish joint actions for the implementation of a national program for rehabilitation and […]

World Bank: Next gov’t needs to maintain macroeconomic, fiscal policies to reduce poverty

The World Bank’s former director for Peru and other Andean nations, Felipe Jaramillo, called on the country’s next government to maintain macroeconomic and fiscal policies to reduce poverty. “While it’s true that there is still a big stretch to go, we want to highlight the achievements the country has made […]

EU to send team to observe April 10 election

The European Union will send a technical team to Peru to observe the Andean nation’s general elections in April, state news agency Andina reported. In December, Peruvian authorities invited the EU to send observers, according to the political advisor for the European block in Peru, Marianne Van Steen. “In the […]

Peru, Mexico aim to sign FTA in April

Peru is planning to sign yet another free trade agreement in the final months of President Alan Garcia’s administration, state news agency Andina reported. The trade deal with Mexico is expected to be signed in April and will come into force before August, deputy Foreign Trade minister Carlos Posada said. […]