Archive for June, 2012

More Efficient Tax Collection Will Improve Social Programs, Lawmaker Says

More Efficient Tax Collection Will Improve Social Programs, Lawmaker Says

Peru’s plans to increase tax collections will strengthen the government plans to improve social programs, according to Congressman Freddy Otarola. On Thursday, Peru’s parliament voted in favor of giving the Executive special powers to legislate on tax issues. Government officials say the measure is needed in order to increase the tax […]

Humala: Cajamarca Protests Not Environmental, But Political

Humala: Cajamarca Protests Not Environmental, But Political

President Ollanta Humala described protests against a mining project in the north Andean region of Cajamarca this week as being politically motivated and not based on environmental concerns. On Thursday, opponents of Newmont Mining’s Minas Conga gold project took to the streets to renew calls for the government to cancel the […]

Humala Maintains Support For Premier Following Calls For Resignation

Humala Maintains Support For Premier Following Calls For Resignation

President Ollanta Humala threw his support behind his cabinet chief, Oscar Valdes, on Thursday following a call by legislators from his ruling party for the Premier’s resignation. Lawmakers from Humala’s Gana Peru party who represent the southern region of Cusco demanded the resignation of Valdes on Wednesday due to the government’s […]

Business Federation Calls Population To Reject Mine Protests

Business associations in southern Peru this week called for the population to reject violent protests against Xstrata and its Tintaya copper mine that have resulted in two deaths and numerous injuries, state news agency Andina reported. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Southern Peru, Fedecam Sur, blamed the deaths on the “manipulation and […]