Archive for September, 2011

Devida Aims to Convert VRAE into Agricultural Hub

Peru’s anti-drug agency, Devida, said Wednesday that its goal is to convert the coca-growing Apurimac and Ene river valleys into a productive center for agricultural products, state news agency Andina reported. The valleys, known as the VRAE and located in central Peru, are  the country’s top producing area of coca, […]

Gov’t Says No Public for Upcoming Soccer Games Following Violence

Interior Minister Oscar Valdes said that upcoming soccer games in Peru will be played without fans in the stadiums, a measure implemented by the government following the violent death of a fan over the weekend during a game between two rival Lima teams. “We have a special order from President […]

Culture Minister Baca Suspends Concerts

Culture Minister Baca Suspends Concerts

Culture Minister Susana Baca said Tuesday that she has suspended her upcoming concerts, amid criticism that her music career and traveling was affecting her cabinet work. On Monday, Cabinet Chief Salomon Lerner Ghitis said that Baca’s appointment to the ministry would be re-evaluated if she was unable to fully commit her […]

Attorney General Says Insecticide Killed Children In Food Program

Attorney General Jose Pelaez said Tuesday that the deaths of three children in Peru’s northern Cajamarca region were due to the contamination of their food from insecticide. Pelaez said that a postmortem analysis found traces of insecticide that caused the poisoning, state news agency Andina reported.  Pelaez said that the […]