Archive for November, 2012

Peru Ambassador to Argentina Resigns Over Meeting with Movadef

Peru Ambassador to Argentina Resigns Over Meeting with Movadef

The Peruvian ambassador to Argentina, Nicolas Lynch, resigned Saturday following a public uproar over a meeting he held earlier this year with supporters of the Shining Path leaders. Lynch, a sociologist and former education minister in Alejandro Toledo’s administration, returned to Lima from Buenos Aires late Friday after local Peruvian […]

Business Leaders Say Recall Election Could Hurt Lima’s Investments

Peru’s largest business association has said that a recall referendum against Lima Mayor Susana Villaran could create political uncertainty that would paralyze investments in the Peruvian capital, daily El Comercio reported. Alfonso Garcia-Miró, vice-president of the business group Confiep, said the referendum could have a number of other negative impacts on the city. […]

Peru Lowers Quota for Anchovy Fishing as Stocks Fall

Peru’s government has drastically lowered the quota for anchovy fishing as stocks of the fish have declined, a high-level official said. Production Minister Gladys Triveño said the government has authorized a quota of 810,000 tons of anchovy for the fishing season between November 2012 and January 2013. The quota is 68 percent lower […]

Lima Mayor Villaran’s Recall Referendum Scheduled for March 17

Lima Mayor Villaran’s Recall Referendum Scheduled for March 17

Peru’s National Elections Board, JNE, announced Wednesday that a recall referendum against Lima’s mayor Susana Villaran is to be held March 17, daily El Comercio reported. The vote will also be for 39 city councilors, El Comercio said. In October, opponents of Mayor Villaran submitted a final lot of signatures to Peru’s […]