Archive for October, 2012

President Humala: La Parada Riot Was “Shameful”

President Humala: La Parada Riot Was “Shameful”

President Ollanta Humala on Friday said the riot that erupted in Lima’s main wholesale market “shameful”, and called on Peru’s courts to quickly prosecute the perpetrators of attacks against police officers. On Thursday, two people were killed  and dozens of others hurt when rioters intermingled with protesters and clashed with […]

Two Killed, Many Injured During Clash at Lima’s La Parada Market

Two Killed, Many Injured During Clash at Lima’s La Parada Market

Two people were killed Thursday and some 100 others injured when a riot broke out as police tried to relocate the La Parada market in Lima. A 32-year-old man, who was reportedly a shopkeeper, was killed when he was shot in the stomach, the director of the Dos de Mayo […]

Study says Peru Facing $88 Billion Infrastructure Gap

A new study by two Peruvian universities says that the Andean country will require infrastructure investments of $88 billion until 2021, daily El Comercio reported. The forecast from 2012 to 2021 is equivalent to 33 percent of Peru’s gross domestic product, according to the study by Lima’s Universidad del Pacifico […]

Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years

Peru Recovers 2,700 Pieces of Cultural Property Over Past Five Years

Peru has recovered 2,700 pieces of cultural patrimony over the past five years that were illegally smuggled abroad, according to the Ministry of Culture. “We are the world’s leader in repatriation, recuperation and in resolving cases,” said Blanca Alva, the Ministry’s director general of control and regulations, during a Latin […]