Archive for March, 2012

Business Groups Say Exports Could Rise Above $50 Billion This Year

Business groups in Peru said they are confident the country can increase its exports to more than $50 billion this year, state news agency Andina reported. President Ollanta Humala on Monday said that Peru should aim to export over $50 billion in 2012. In 2011, Peru’s exports totaled approximately $46 […]

Peru Seeks To Decrease Coca Production By 30% In 2016

Peru’s government approved on Tuesday a five-year national plan that aims to decrease the production of illegal coca by 30% in 2016, and strengthen alternative and sustainable development in the coca-growing valleys. Premier Oscar Valdes’ office said in a statement that the strategy, which was created by Peru’s anti-drug agency Devida, […]

Humala Creates Distance With Jailed Brother Antauro

Humala Creates Distance With Jailed Brother Antauro

President Ollanta Humala on Sunday tried to distance himself from his brother, Antauro, who has caused a number of headaches for the government and affected the President’s approval rating. “I want to show my distance with Antauro, in everything that he says,” Ollanta Humala said during a television interview. “I don’t […]

COUNTRY NOTES: Downtown in The Lost Cities of the Amazon

COUNTRY NOTES: Downtown in The Lost Cities of the Amazon

— By Nicholas Asheshov — Some weeks ago two events, one of them startling, came together to pin-point the mysterious new conundrum of the Amazon. The first was the appearance on a busy riverbank in the Madre de Dios of a few dozen members of a previously-isolated group of Indians.  […]