Archive for October, 2012

Humala: Expansion of Lima’s Airport Needed to Keep Up With Economic Growth

Humala: Expansion of Lima’s Airport Needed to Keep Up With Economic Growth

The expansion of Jorge Chavez International Airport is a national necessity as Peru’s economic growth will boost transit, according to President Ollanta Humala. On Tuesday, Humala visited the Jorge Chavez airport, located west of the city near the port of Callao, and flew over the area where the airport authorities plan […]

Prosecutors Formally Charge Shining Path Leader Artemio

Prosecutors Formally Charge Shining Path Leader Artemio

Peruvian prosecutors on Tuesday formally charged Florindo Flores, a leader of the Shining Path splinter group who was captured in February. Prosecutor Luis Landa said that Flores, known as “Artemio,” has been charged with terrorism, drug trafficking and money laundering, state news agency Andina reported. Prosecutors are asking for Flores […]

Peru to Invest $400 Million in Science, Technology in 2013

Peru’s government plans to invest $400 million in science and technology in 2013, which would be the country’s highest annual investment in these sectors, state news agency Andina reported. Prime Minister Juan Jimenez said the government seeks to boost technological innovation in the Andean country. About $100 million will be invested […]

Interior Minister Pedraza Says Takes Responsibility for La Parada Riot

Interior Minister Pedraza Says Takes Responsibility for La Parada Riot

Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza said Monday that he takes “political responsibility” for operations last week to move a wholesale market located close to Lima’s downtown that led to four deaths when riots broke out against the move. “I assume the political responsibility,” Pedraza said, according to daily El Comercio. “This […]