Archive for July, 2012

Fellow mountaineers and Huaraz locals mourn deaths of 2 American climbers

Fellow mountaineers and Huaraz locals mourn deaths of 2 American climbers

The days-long search for two veteran American climbers who went missing in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountains ended Saturday afternoon with the discovery of  their bodies. Gil Weiss, 29, of Boulder, Colorado, and Ben Horne, 32, of Virginia, were last heard from on July  11, when they headed out toward Quebrada […]

Lima, Callao Housing Market Robust In Second Quarter – Consultancy

The housing market in Peru’s capital Lima and the port city of Callao have shown red-hot growth in the second quarter, rising 28 percent compared to the year earlier period, according to consulting firm Tinsa. Tinsa said that housing sales totaled 7,173 units in the second quarter, up from 5,609 […]

Humala’s Gana Peru Party Maintains Presidency Of Congress

Humala’s Gana Peru Party Maintains Presidency Of Congress

President Ollanta Humala’s Gana Peru party has maintained control over the presidency of Congress for another year, as lawmakers voted in a legislator from the ruling party to hold the post in the 2012 – 2013 sessions. Congressman Victor Isla Rojas was elected the new president of Congress on Thursday, […]

Peru Names New Head To Social Conflict Office

Peru’s government has named a new head to the office that is in charge of handling social conflicts in the Andean nation. The government appointed Friday Vladimiro Huaroc as the new head of the Office of Social Conflict Management, which reports to the prime minister’s office.