Archive for March, 2013

Peru’s Reinstatement of Military Draft Triggers Debate

The Peruvian government’s controversial decision to bring back the military draft has stirred up debate over the implications of the law. The law itself (D.L. 1146) was enacted in December last year, when Congress gave legislative powers to the Executive to revamp the country’s police and military systems, but although there were criticisms […]

More than 20 Dead in Second Bus Accident in Arequipa This Month

Another bus accident in Peru’s southern region of Arequipa claimed more than 20 lives on Wednesday, Radioprogramas reported. An interprovincial bus traveling in the mountainous sector of Quiscos, at Km 88 near Orcopampa, on the road to Puno, went off a 120-meter cliff, killing at least 24 people.  The accident occurred […]

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Cajamarca’s Santos to Run for Peru President in 2016 – Report

Gregorio Santos, the president of Cajamarca region and a prominent anti-mining activist, will run in Peru’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to a member of his party cited by daily La Republica. The secretary of Santos’ left-wing Movimiento de Afirmacion Social party, Alin Monteza, said that Santos is expected to hold […]

Peru Declares Emergency at Jungle Site Damaged by Oil Spills

Peru Declares Emergency at Jungle Site Damaged by Oil Spills

Peru’s government declared an emergency in the northeast jungle region, which has been affected by years of environmental damage by oil companies. The contamination was reported in the Pastaza basin, located in Peru’s Loreto region. The pollution has been caused by years of oil activity at Block 1AB, the country’s […]