Archive for February, 2012

Presidents of Peru and Ecuador Hold Day-Long Binational Meeting

Presidents of Peru and Ecuador Hold Day-Long Binational Meeting

The Presidents of Peru and Ecuador, and their cabinet chiefs and ministers, are holding a full day of meetings today in the north coast city of Chiclayo, to discuss binational integration issues.  Members of Congress are also holding parallel meetings. President Ollanta Humala welcomed President Rafael Correa shortly after 9:30am February […]

Peru Exports Rise 21 Percent In January

Peruvian exports increased 21 percent in January to $3.59 billion, compared to the same month in 2011, according to preliminary data from trade group ComexPeru. Comex said that the increase was largely due to a 23 percent rise in exports from primary products, which totaled $2.78 billion in the month. […]

Shining Path Leader Admits To Killings, Denies Drug Traffic Links

Shining Path Leader Admits To Killings, Denies Drug Traffic Links

Florindo Flores, the captured leader of a Shining Path splinter group, has allegedly confessed to killing more than 130 people, according to newspaper El Comercio. According to the daily, Flores, also known as Comrade Artemio, allegedly confessed to the killing of 56 soldiers, 43 police officers and 32 civilians between […]

Bill Gates: Less Aid Should Go To Countries Like Peru

Bill Gates: Less Aid Should Go To Countries Like Peru

American billionaire Bill Gates said during an interview with a Spanish daily that Peru, as well as other middle-income countries, should receive less international aid. In an interview with Spain’s El Pais, the founder of Microsoft and well-known philanthropist said that one of the main challenges during Europe’s debt crisis […]