Archive for July, 2012

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

Humala: No Desire For Confrontation

President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday that the government has no desire to use confrontation to end social conflicts, an issue that quickly became the administration’s main policy challenge after it took office last year. “We are used to resolving things in the streets,” Humala said, in reference to recent violent protests […]

Peru Elected to a Vice-Presidency of the UN General Assembly

Peru Elected to a Vice-Presidency of the UN General Assembly

Peru has been elected to the panel of vice presidents of the United Nations General Assembly, for the 2012-2013 period of sessions beginning on September 25. The diplomat to take the post is Enrique Roman, Peru’s representative at the UN.  Roman said the appointment of Peru to the post is recognition […]

Amnesty International Against Grupo Colina Court Ruling

Amnesty International has called the Peruvian Supreme Court’s recent decision to reduce the prison sentence of members of a paramilitary death squad as “a grave reversal” for human rights in the Andean nation. “This decision could set a worrying precedent for the fulfillment of justice for victims and their families who have suffered […]

Humala Aims To Tackle Mining Conflicts In Second Year

Humala Aims To Tackle Mining Conflicts In Second Year

President Ollanta Humala is expected to walk a fine line in his second year in office as he aims to resolve social conflicts in the mining sector by promising better dialogue with protesters, while maintaining the rule of law. Humala, who will complete his first year in office on July […]