Archive for July, 2011

New law protects Bay of Ancon from port project

New law protects Bay of Ancon from port project

Congress enacted a law this week that protects Ancon, the bay north of Lima, against any commercial, port or other activities that would affect the environmental and social conditions of the area. The law effectively scotches a $320 million project by the Romero Group’s Santa Sofia Puertos to build a […]

Supreme Court confirms Fujimori’s sentence for corruption

The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal by former President Alberto Fujimori and confirmed the sentence of seven and a half years for a conviction on corruption. The Court also ordered the payment of S/.3 million (just over US$1 m) as civil reparation to the State, which is to […]

Peru Gov’t looks to increase visitor limit to Machu Picchu

Peru Gov’t looks to increase visitor limit to Machu Picchu

Peru’s Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade said Tuesday that a recent study supports more than doubling the number of visitors to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca citadel perched on a mountain top in Cusco region. Currently, the daily limit on tourists that can enter the Machu Picchu site is […]

Peru court lowers sentence for brother of President-elect Humala

Peru court lowers sentence for brother of President-elect Humala

A Peruvian court on Tuesday lowered the sentence of Antauro Humala, the brother of President-elect Ollanta Humala, from 25 years in prison to 19 or 17 years, daily La Republica reported. Antauro Humala is serving a sentence for the 2005 assault on a police station in the Andean town of […]