Archive for June, 2011

Juliaca airport authorities look to resume operations following protests

The concessionaire of Juliaca’s Inca Manco Capac airport in Peru’s Puno region, Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru (AAP), has begun work on resuming operations following a deadly clash between police and anti-mining protesters last week that shut down the airport, state news agency Andina reported. AAP plans to resume operations in […]

Peruvian exports rise 31 percent in January-May

Peru’s exports rose 31 percent to $17.0 billion in the first five months of this year compared to $13.0 billion in the year-ago period, according to export association Adex. Traditional exports brought in $13.2 billion in the January-May period, a 29 percent increase over the same period last year, state […]

Defense minister says alternative crop promotion better than eradication to deter coca

Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne said Friday the promotion of alternative crops to coca, the raw material used to make cocaine, is more important to combating the country’s growing drug trade than eradication efforts. “I believe an aspect in the fight against drug trafficking that is much more important than eradication is to provide […]

Humala receives presidential credentials

Humala receives presidential credentials

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala received his credentials Thursday from the head of the national election authority, in a ceremony at the National Archaeology, Anthropology and History Museum. Humala won the June 5 run-off vote against Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori, following a polarized campaign. Humala said during the ceremony that his government will seek […]