Archive for April, 2011

Study finds 12 linguistic families in Peruvian Amazon

A study recently published by Peru’s national statistics and information bureau, INEI, and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) reports that the languages spoken among the indigenous population in the country’s Amazon region are grouped into 12 linguistic families. The linguistic families include Arahuaca, Jibaro, Quechua, Pano, Cahuapana, Tupi-Guarani, Pebayagua, Huitoto, […]

San Martin proposes better institutional coordination to tackle money laundering

San Martin proposes better institutional coordination to tackle money laundering

Peru’s challenges in cracking down on money laundering is largely due to a lack of coordination between its national police, the financial intelligence unit, UIF, and public prosecutors, according to the president of the judiciary, Cesar San Martin. He also said the three institutions lack personnel experiences in investigating financial, […]

Analyst: Probability of Humala victory rises on poll results

Analyst: Probability of Humala victory rises on poll results

A recent opinion poll that gives presidential hopeful Ollanta Humala a 6-point lead over opponent Keiko Fujimori shows the former as a clear favorite to win the second round vote and Peru’s highest public office, according to analyst Erasto Almeida of the New York-based Eurasia Group. The poll gives Humala […]

Garcia: Military, police to receive 20 percent pay increase starting May 1

Garcia: Military, police to receive 20 percent pay increase starting May 1

President Alan Garcia announced on Monday a 20 percent increase in salary for members of Peru’s Armed Forces and National Police effective May 1, daily Peru.21 reported. Garcia said he will sign decrees to increase the salaries this week. He added that the next government, which will take office on […]