Archive for December, 2011

Peru Phone Call Costs to Drop by 58 Percent

The price of phone calls from land lines to cell phones will decrease 58 percent starting Friday, according to the head of telecommunications regulator Osiptel, Guillermo Thornberry. The decrease is expected to begin when a resolution, published in the official gazette Wednesday, comes into force, Thornberry said, according to state news agency Andina. […]

Peru Eyes Brazil for Anti-Drug Support

Peru is looking to its neighbor and Latin America’s biggest economy, Brazil, to support it in its efforts to combat drug trafficking, a high-level government official said. Jorge Bayona, the Peruvian ambassador in Brasilia, told state news agency Andina that Peru and Brazil are “strengthening” their ties to combat the […]

Venezuela’s Chavez: Humala to Visit in Early 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that his Peruvian counterpart, Ollanta Humala, will be visiting Venezuela in 2012, daily El Comercio reported. Chavez said Humala is expected to visit early next year, although he did not provide an exact date, El Comercio said. Humala had planned to travel to Venezuela earlier this month […]

Peru Appoints Garcia-Sayan to Lead Memory Museum Commission

Peru Appoints Garcia-Sayan to Lead Memory Museum Commission

Peru’s government has appointed the current president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to lead the commission in charge of developing the Memory Museum, state news agency Andina reported. Diego Garcia-Sayan, who is also a former Peruvian Justice Minister and for many years a key figure in the Andean […]