Archive for September, 2012

Peru To Buy Anti-Riot Equipment For Social Conflicts

Peru’s government is to spend millions of dollars to buy non-lethal anti-riot equipment that will allow police to better control social conflicts without resulting in fatalities, according to Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza. The government will spend some 21 million soles ($8.0 million) on the anti-riot equipment, state news agency Andina […]

State Of Emergency Lifted In Peru’s Cajamarca Region

A state of emergency in parts of the north Andean region of Cajamarca was lifted Monday, two months after civil liberties were suspended. Peru’s government said over the weekend that it would not renew the state of emergency in three provinces in Cajamarca. A 30-day state of emergency was enacted […]

Peru Cancels Studies For New Central Andean Airport Following Protests

Peru Cancels Studies For New Central Andean Airport Following Protests

Peru’s Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Paredes, said Friday that the government would be cancelling feasibility studies for a new international airport in Junin region, state news agency Andina reported. “We are going to cancel the process for which we had planned to contract a consultant for technical studies,” Paredes […]

Peru Evaluating Lifting State Of Emergency In Cajamarca – Minister

Interior Minister Wildredo Pedraza said Friday that the government is evaluating whether it should lift the state of emergency in the north Andean region of Cajamarca. The state of emergency, which suspends civil liberties, was enacted in three provinces in Cajamarca in early July following violent protests against the Minas Conga […]