Archive for May, 2011

Araoz to support Fujimori in presidential run-off

Araoz to support Fujimori in presidential run-off

Peru’s former minister of Economy and Finance, Mercredes Araoz, has decided to support presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori in the second round vote on June 5, daily El Comercio reported. Araoz said she could not vote for Fujimori’s opponent, leftist Ollanta Humala, because of the “inconsistencies” in his discourse and government […]

Police arrest 17-year-old suspect in murder of journalist

Peruvian police have arrested a 17-year-old alleged to have killed journalist Julio Cesar Castillo in Viru, La Libertad department earlier this month, daily Peru. 21 reported. The youth, whose alias is Deybi, was arrested over the weekend in the north coast town. “Various witnesses have identified [him] as the hit man who […]

Illegal gold dredgers impounded on the Marañon River

The coast guard service based in Yurimaguas on the Huallaga River impounded three industrial dredges on the Marañon River this past week, in the department of Loreto in northeastern Peru, during an operation to eradicate illegal gold mining operations. None of the industrial-sized dredges, at different points along the river […]

Tourists leave Puno amid escalating protests

More than 200 tourists who were stranded in southern Peru’s Puno department due to protests against mining activities have managed to leave the area, according to the president of the Regional Chamber of Tourism (Caretur), Manuel Quiñones. The tourists were able to leave the region through the airport at Juliaca, […]