Archive for September, 2012

Humala Says Military To See Salary Hike Before Year-End

President Ollanta Humala said Monday that Peru’s government will raise wages for the Armed Forces before December. “Before the end of the year there will be a fair increase in the salaries for all military personnel,” state news agency Andina reported Humala as saying. Humala announced in his July 28 […]

by · September 25, 2012 · 1 comment · Politics
Javier Silva Ruete — Finance, Politics and Charm  1935-2012

Javier Silva Ruete — Finance, Politics and Charm 1935-2012

 By Nicholas Asheshov  Javier Silva Ruete, who died Sept 21 aged 77, was one of the most colorful of the stars that crisscrossed the Lima financial and political stage over the last three decades of the 20th century. His most brilliant moment came in 1978 when for two years he […]

Peru to Investigate Death In Barrick Gold Protests

Peru to Investigate Death In Barrick Gold Protests

Cabinet chief Juan Jimenez said an investigation will be launched into the death of an individual this week during protests against Canadian mining major Barrick Gold in Peru. “Investigate and penalize, that is what we are going to do,” state news agency Andina reported Jimenez as saying. “We’re going to […]

Human Rights Watch Calls on Humala to Stop Killings of Protesters

Human Rights Watch Calls on Humala to Stop Killings of Protesters

Human Rights Watch, the U.S.-based rights group, has called on Peru’s government to prevent killings of protesters by security forces. At least 15 people have been killed in protests since President Ollanta Humala was sworn in to office in July 2011. Many of the deaths have come during protests aimed […]