Archive for November, 2012

Peru Says Now is “South America’s Time” at Opening of Regional Meeting

Peru Says Now is “South America’s Time” at Opening of Regional Meeting

Peruvian Foreign Relations Minister Rafael Roncagliolo inaugurated a meeting of top government officials from the Union of South American Nations on Thursday, saying that now is “South America’s time” on the global stage. Roncagliolo said the region is well-positioned to confront risks from a possible global economic crisis, while Europe struggles, […]

Peru Aims to Increase Police Numbers to Combat Crime

Peru Aims to Increase Police Numbers to Combat Crime

Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza said Thursday that the government plans to increase the number of police officers and police stations over the next year in order to better tackle crime in Peru. Pedraza said the plan is to add another 12,000 police by December 2013 and 260 well-equipped police stations. While Peru […]

Vargas Llosa Expects to Complete Another Novel in 2013

Vargas Llosa Expects to Complete Another Novel in 2013

Peruvian Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said Wednesday that he expects to finish a new novel in 2013, state news agency Andina reported. Vargas Llosa’s latest novel will be based in Peru’s northern region of Piura, where the author lived as a child. “One knows when to start writing a […]

UN: Peru Posts One of Region’s Best Reductions in Poverty in 2011

Peru posted one of the biggest declines in poverty in Latin America in 2011, falling 3.5 percentage points from the previous year, according to the United Nations. The UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, CEPAL, said that Peru’s poverty rate declined to 27.8 percent in 2011 from 31.3 […]