Archive for June, 2012

Peru Minister Says Gov’t Ready To Invest Heavily In Cajamarca

Peru Minister Says Gov’t Ready To Invest Heavily In Cajamarca

Peru’s Housing Minister Rene Cornejo said Thursday that the government is ready to invest heavily in the northern region of Cajamarca in order to cover social demands, state news agency Andina reported. Cajamarca has been the site of intense social conflicts over the development of the large-scale Minas Conga gold […]

Peru Plans To Step Up Security, Inclusion In Coca Growing Region

Peru Plans To Step Up Security, Inclusion In Coca Growing Region

Peru’s government plans to invest in building a number of facilities for state-security forces in its top coca growing region in an effort to beat back a surging cocaine trade, state news agency Andina says. Interior Minister Wilver Calle has announced that the government is to build or improve infrastructure at […]

Peru and Colombia Sign FTA with European Union

Peru and Colombia Sign FTA with European Union

Peru and Colombia on Tuesday signed a free trade agreement with the European Union, which is expected to come into effect by the end of this year, state news agency Andina reported. Peruvian Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva, Colombia’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Sergio Diaz-Granados, Danish ambassador […]

13 People Killed In Bus Accident In Huanuco

Thirteen people have been killed and 40 injured during a bus accident in the mountainous jungle region of Huanuco, state news agency Andina reported. The bus left the jungle city of Pucallpa, in the eastern department of Ucayali, on Tuesday with its final destination as Lima. The bus belonged to […]