Archive for February, 2013

Foreign Relations Minister Travels to China to Strengthen Ties

Foreign Relations Minister Travels to China to Strengthen Ties

Peru’s Foreign Relations Minister Rafael Roncagliolo was in Beijing on Monday, where he meet with Chinese officials to discuss strengthening ties between the two nations, Peruvian state news agency Andina reported. Peru and China already have strong commercial ties. As one of the world’s biggest producers of copper, lead, zinc […]

Peru Puts More Police on the Street in Lima After Murder of Journalist

Peru’s government is putting an extra 1,000 police officers on the streets of Lima starting Monday following two highly-publicized murders last week. The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Sunday that it will put a additional 300 police patrols in Lima, in an attempt to address a growing sense […]

Prime Minister Says Peru Needs Organized Crime Law

Prime Minister Says Peru Needs Organized Crime Law

Cabinet chief Juan Jimenez is calling for new legislation that will allow the government to confront organized crime, state news agency Andina reported. Peru needs an organized crime law similar to legislation in Colombia and Mexico, which would allow the country to disband gangs that have found ways to protect themselves […]

Peru Aims to Cut Back Red Tape by Half

Peru Aims to Cut Back Red Tape by Half

Peru’s government aims to cut down on half of the bureaucratic procedures by the end of President Ollanta Humala’s term in 2016, according to a report by state news agency Andina. The Executive approved on Friday a national plan that aims to decrease the public-sector procedures by 50%, making life […]