Archive for November, 2012

Thousands of Informal Miners Start Process to Become Formal – Minister

Some 70,000 informal miners have started a process aimed at regulating their work, according to Mines and Energy Minister Jorge Merino. The miners, who are accused of causing serious environmental damage and evading taxes in their small operations, have until the first week in December to start the process of […]

National Elections Board: Constitution Doesn’t Bar First Lady From Running for President in 2016

National Elections Board: Constitution Doesn’t Bar First Lady From Running for President in 2016

The head of Peru’s National Elections Board, Francisco Tavara, said the Constitution does not bar First Lady Nadine Heredia from running for president in 2016. Heredia has held a high-profile position advising her husband, President Ollanta Humala, since he took office last year. Humala and Heredia cofounded Peru’s Nationalist Party, and […]

by · November 23, 2012 · 1 comment · Politics

U.S. Unblocks Gold Mining Firm Comarsa’s Bank Account

The United States government has unblocked the U.S. bank account of a family-owned gold mining company in Peru that had alleged links to drug trafficking, RPP radio reported. Alfredo Sanchez Miranda, a member of Peru’s Sanchez Paredes family, investigated over many years for drug-related allegations, said that the family was able to […]

Peru Could be Economic Growth Leader in Decades-to-Come, But Risks Persist – Government

Peru Could be Economic Growth Leader in Decades-to-Come, But Risks Persist – Government

The head of the government’s National Center for Strategic Planning, Ceplan, said Tuesday that Peru could lead global economic growth until 2050 if it improves its productivity, according to state news agency Andina. Mariano Paz-Soldan based his statement on a report by HSBC Global Research that named Peru as one of 26 […]