Archive for June, 2011

Coca cultivation increases in Peru for fifth-consecutive year

Peruvian land used to cultivate coca, the raw material required to process cocaine, has increased this year, while global coca cultivation has seen a reduction, according to the UN’s World Drug Report 2011. Peru saw a 2% increase in the area under coca cultivation last year to 61,200 hectares from […]

Prime Minister looks to calm Huancavelica University protests

Prime Minister looks to calm Huancavelica University protests

Peruvian Prime Minister Rosario Fernandez said Wednesday that the country’s Executive branch will provide resources to a new university in Huancavelica region, in an attempt to quell deadly protests by students at the nearby National University who oppose the new learning center. “I want to be very clear and categorical […]

Machu Picchu remains from Yale arrive in Cusco

Machu Picchu remains from Yale arrive in Cusco

Archaeological remains from Machu Picchu, which recently returned to Peru from Yale University, have arrived in Cusco where they will be displayed at the Casa Concha, owned by the Universidad Nacional San Antonio Abad de Cusco (UNSAAC). The pieces arrived in Lima in early April and were put on display […]

Obama congratulates President-elect Humala

Obama congratulates President-elect Humala

US President Barack Obama called Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala on Tuesday to congratulate him on his election victory earlier this month. Obama said he was interested in strengthening US-Peru ties and advancing collaboration on democratic governance, economic growth, citizen security and other issues, the White House said in a release. […]