Archive for August, 2011

Social conflicts caused 191 deaths during Garcia’s administration

Social conflicts in Peru, often a result of disputes between natural resource extraction and communities, resulted in 191 deaths during former President Alan Garcia’s administration, according to daily La Republica.

Devida’s 2012 budget to be $44 million

Devida’s 2012 budget to be $44 million

The president of Peru’s anti-drug agency, known as Devida, said Monday that the agency will have a budget of 120 million soles (approximately $44 million) in 2012, aimed to fulfill the government’s pledge to reduce coca cultivation. Ricardo Soberon, to critics a controversial appointment to lead Devida by President Ollanta […]

Peru organization says new mine tax to make important dent in social breaches

Peru organization says new mine tax to make important dent in social breaches

The Peruvian government’s plans to raise some 3 billion soles (approximately $1.1 billion) per year from a new mining tax will be an important push to closing social gaps in the Andean country, the head of a government-led organization dedicated to reducing poverty said on Friday. “We put together an estimate […]

Peru exports seen at $40 billion despite global economic concerns, says minister

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry is looking at mechanisms to ensure that the country’s exports continue to grow and reach $40 billion this year to offset a new global economic crisis, state news agency Andina reported. “We are preparing ourselves for a crisis,” Foreign Trade and Tourism minister Jose […]