Archive for September, 2011

Congress Approves Creation of Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion

Peru’s Congress approved Thursday the creation of the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, state news agency Andina reported The ministry will be responsible for implementing the government’s main social programs. President Ollanta Humala has promised to improve social inclusion for marginalized sectors of Peru that haven’t yet seen the benefits […]

by · September 23, 2011 · 1 comment · Politics
Peru Seeks to Eradicate 10,000 Ha of Coca by end 2011

Peru Seeks to Eradicate 10,000 Ha of Coca by end 2011

Peru’s government is aiming to eradicate 10,000 hectares of coca leaf this year, Interior Minister Oscar Valdes said.  The annual quota of 10,000 ha was already in place before the new Humala administration took office, but as late as August only 4,000 had been eradicated.  The program has not been considered […]

Humala Says on Twitter that Won’t Seek Reelection

Humala Says on Twitter that Won’t Seek Reelection

President Ollanta Humala said late Tuesday in New York that he will not seek reelection following his five year term, which he just began less than two months ago. On Twitter, Humala said: “Not one day more. My oath to Peru and democracy was and is: No to reelection.” Humala’s […]

Police Confiscate 307 Kgs of Cocaine Hydrochloride in Tri-Border Area

Peruvian police confiscated more than 300 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride that was being smuggled out of Peru on a north jungle river located in the tri-border area with Brazil and Colombia. According to daily El Comercio, the 279 packages containing 307 kilograms of the pure cocaine were seized on the Ucayali river in […]