Archive for June, 2012

U.S. Drug Czar Sees Humala As Serious About Reducing Cocaine Production

U.S. Drug Czar Sees Humala As Serious About Reducing Cocaine Production

The head of the United States Office of National Drug Control Policy, Gil Kerlikowske, says that Peru’s growing cocaine production is a serious concern but  that President Ollanta Humala has made a commitment to reducing the supply. In an interview with Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, Kerlikowske would not say whether […]

UN Data On Peru’s Coca Production To Be Released In August

United Nations data on coca cultivation in Peru in 2011 will be released in August, according to the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Peru, Flavio Mirella. The United Nations released its World Drug Report on Tuesday, but the data for cocaine production and coca crop […]

Humala Launches International Drug Conference

Humala Launches International Drug Conference

President Ollanta Humala launched an international drug conference Monday, calling for participating countries to strengthen ties to combat drug trafficking. The two-day conference includes representatives from 67 countries and 10 international organizations that are involved in supporting anti-drug policies. Participants include foreign relations and interior ministers, drug czars, and heads of specialized […]

Peru Recalls Ambassador To Paraguay

Peru’s government said Monday that it has recalled its ambassador to Paraguay to evaluate the situation in the South American country following the ousting of its president last week. The Foreign Relations Ministry said that it will evaluate the situation in coordination with other countries that make up the Union of […]