Archive for May, 2011

OP-ED: Why Humala?

By Eleanor Griffis, Peruvian Times Publisher ~ Two weeks ago, presidential candidate Ollanta Humala took an oath to abide by a list of 12 conditions that would ensure the defense of democracy and rule of law if he is elected president. The event was significant but it didn’t get much […]

Peru, Japan sign free trade agreement

Peru and Japan signed a free trade agreement on Tuesday after six rounds of negotiations, Radioprogramas reported. The Economic Association Accord (AAE) was signed by Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros and Japanese Foreign Relations Minister Takeaki Matsumoto.

Puno authorities plan tourist campaign to restore image

Puno’s regional office for foreign trade and tourism (Dircetur) is planning a campaign aimed at promoting tourism to the southern Peruvian department following weeks of protests against mining concessions, state news agency Andina reported. The campaign will aim to promote the local population, the region’s art, culture and tourist circuit, […]

Political scientists say No to Keiko Fujimori

A group of leading Peruvian and foreign political scientists signed a statement this week to say they believe Keiko Fujimori would be the worst option as leader of Peru. The full statement reads:  “Peru is preparing for an election next June 5 in which none of the two presidential candidates exhibits […]