Archive for January, 2013

Humala Calls For Greater Latin American Leadership on the Environment

Humala Calls For Greater Latin American Leadership on the Environment

President Ollanta Humala called on Latin American leaders to assume global leadership in environmental policy, state news agency Andina reported. During a speech at the summit in Chile of Latin American and European leaders, EU-LAC, and of the Pacific Alliance formed by several Latin American nations, Humala urged his regional counterparts […]

Police Clash with Opponents of Canadian-Owned Copper Project

Several people were injured Friday, two seriously, when police clashed with opponents of the Cañariaco Norte copper project in northern Peru, according to different local media. The confrontation occurred when some 100 police tried to remove a week-long road blockade set up by about 400 protesters, RPP television reported. Initial reports […]

Peru on the Right Path to Eradicating Child Malnutrition, UN Official Says

Peru on the Right Path to Eradicating Child Malnutrition, UN Official Says

Peru is on the right path to eradicating chronic child malnutrition, according to a representative of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO. Luis Lobo, coordinator of FAO’s Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative, said that chronic child malnutrition has declined to about 19.5 percent from 30 percent […]

Peru’s Humala, Spain’s Rajoy Agree to Facilitate Investments

Peru’s Humala, Spain’s Rajoy Agree to Facilitate Investments

President Ollanta Humala and the president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, met on Thursday and agreed to work on facilitating investments in the two countries. Rajoy arrived in Lima late Wednesday and met with Humala at the presidential palace the following morning.  Following the meeting, Humala told the press that the […]