Archive for January, 2013

Education Minister Opposed to School Entry Exams for Pre-Schoolers

Education Minister Opposed to School Entry Exams for Pre-Schoolers

Education Minister Patricia Salas on Wednesday came out against a common practice in Peru’s private school system: stressful entry exams for children as young as four or five. Many private schools in Peru, including the top international schools and smaller Catholic schools, require prospective students to take entrance exams in order to be […]

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

Peru Officials Hold Meeting with Minas Conga Opponents

A delegation of high-level government officials restarted talks on Tuesday with opponents of the $5.0 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project located in northern Peru. The delegation is being led by Premier Juan Jimenez and includes Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal. They are meeting with the president of Peru’s […]

Peru’s GDP Seen Growing Up To 7 Percent in First Quarter

Peru’s GDP Seen Growing Up To 7 Percent in First Quarter

Peru’s economy could grow as fast as 7 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the year-earlier period, according to Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla. “It is still premature. Only a month has passed but if you look at the demand for cement, electricity and, mainly, imports […]

Peruvian Leaders Kick Off U.S. Tour to Attract Investment

Peruvian Leaders Kick Off U.S. Tour to Attract Investment

Peruvian political and business leaders kicked off a three-city tour in the United States on Monday, aimed at attracting investments to the Andean nation. The roadshow is being led by Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla and Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva. Central Bank Governor Julio Velarde and the head […]