Archive for March, 2012

Humala: Peru To Start Development Of Southern Andean Gas Pipeline

Humala: Peru To Start Development Of Southern Andean Gas Pipeline

President Ollanta Humala, dressed in a south Amazon-style tunic or cushma and a feathered headdress, announced in the Cusco town of Quillabamba the plans to begin construction of the Southern Andean Gas Pipeline. The pipeline, which will be more than 1,000 kilometers long, is to transport gas from the Camisea fields […]

Peru’s Poverty Rate Drops to 30.8 Percent – INEI

Peru’s poverty rate has decreased to just above 30 percent in 2010, but inequality appears to be increasing in the Andean country, the government said Thursday. The National Statistics Institute, INEI, said Peru’s poverty rate in 2010 was 30.8 percent, compared to 58.5 percent in 2004, state news agency Andina reported. INEI […]

Vargas Llosa To Donate Personal Library To Arequipa

Vargas Llosa To Donate Personal Library To Arequipa

Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is to donate his private library of some 30,000 books to the city of Arequipa, daily El Comercio reported. Vargas Llosa, the 2010 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, said that the majority of the books are literature and that he […]

Ombudsman’s Office Calls For Better Regulations For Police During Social Conflicts

Peru’s national ombudsman has proposed that the government approve regulations that determine the precise means and methods for the use of force by police officers during social conflicts, state news agency Andina reported. The proposal follows recent clashes between police and protesters. Earlier this month, three people were killed when […]