Archive for April, 2012

UNICEF Says Shining Path Remnants Violating Convention On Child Rights

UNICEF Says Shining Path Remnants Violating Convention On Child Rights

Recent reports and photographs of Shining Path rebels in Peru’s southeast jungle have shown that the rebel group holds dozens of young children, kidnapped or born to kidnapped women, to train them as rebel soldiers. UNICEF’s office in Peru said Tuesday that the use of children by remnant groups of the Shining Path […]

Britain, Peru Begin Mending Relations With Business Road Show

Britain, Peru Begin Mending Relations With Business Road Show

Britain and Peru appear to be mending ties through the private sector following a diplomatic rift caused by Peru’s last minute cancellation in March of a visit to the port of Callao by Britain’s HMS Montrose, a navy frigate. Peruvian business and government leaders travelled to London last week as part […]

Van der Sloot May Be Extradited To U.S.

Van der Sloot May Be Extradited To U.S.

Peruvian authorities are evaluating a request to extradite convicted killer Joran van der Sloot to the United States, Radio Programas reported. Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, pleaded guilty in January to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old University of Lima business administration student whom he met at […]

Peruvian Exports Rise 10.7 Percent In First Quarter 2012

Peruvian exports totaled $11.2 billion in the first quarter of this year, up 10.7 percent from the same period in 2011, the private-sector Foreign Trade Society, or Comex Peru, said. Non-traditional exports in the quarter totaled $2.54 billion, which is a 12 percent increase from year-ago period, daily El Comercio reported. […]