Archive for May, 2012

Heavy Rains Cause More Than 50 Deaths Since November

Heavy Rains Cause More Than 50 Deaths Since November

Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in Peru have caused the deaths of 53 people over the past six months, according to the country’s National Civil Defense Institute, Indeci. Since November, some 267,000 people have been affected by the rains, daily El Comercio reported. The rains have affected all of Peru’s […]

Peru’s Exports Rise 5% In March To $3.91 Billion

Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva said Thursday that Peru’s exports totaled $3.91 billion in March, which is 5 percent higher than the same month last year. The increase in exports was thanks largely to a 14 percent rise in non-traditional exports, which includes non-metallic minerals, steel, metal-mechanics, […]

Poll: Support Grows For Newmont’s Minas Conga Gold Project

A new poll by company GFK has found that national support for Newmont Mining’s massive Minas Conga gold project, located in Peru’s Cajamarca region, is increasing, daily El Comercio reported. The poll of 1,400 people, conducted between April 19 and April 21, shows that 54 percent support the project, which is […]

Humala Gives Approval To Raise Minimum Wage

President Ollanta Humala has authorized officials from Peru’s Labor Ministry to start procedures to increase the minimum wage to 750 soles (approximately $285) a month, from the current rate of 675 soles. The increase is part of a two-stage hike, for a total of 150 soles, that Humala promised during […]