Archive for October, 2012

Peru Aims to Invest $5.2 Billion in Potable Water Projects by 2016

Peru’s government said Wednesday that works to improve the coverage of potable water and plumbing in the country will require investments of $5.2 billion in the 2010 to 2016 period. Jose Luis Becerra, an official from the Housing Ministry, said that in 2010 the potable water coverage in urban areas was […]

Foreign Direct Investments Total $5 Billion in Peru in 1H12 – UN

Foreign direct investments in Peru totaled $5 billion in the first half of 2012, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC. Peru was the fourth biggest recipient of foreign direct investments in South America in the first six months of this year, behind Brazil, […]

One Soldier Injured in Shining Path Attack – Report

One Soldier Injured in Shining Path Attack – Report

At least one soldier has been injured in a new attack by remnants of the Shining Path rebels, daily El Comercio reported. The attack on the soldiers occurred close to an army base in Mazangaro, in the district of San Martin de Pangoas in the Junin region, within the area […]

Fujimori Painting Raises Eyebrows, Irks Critics

Fujimori Painting Raises Eyebrows, Irks Critics

A self-portrait by Alberto Fujimori in which the jailed former President asks for forgiveness, has raised eyebrows and irked critics, who are calling the painting a “farce” aimed at swaying public opinion to support his request for a humanitarian pardon. The painting, made public this week, shows a smiling and waving […]