Archive for March, 2013

Medical Report Says Fujimori Currently Doesn’t Have Cancer

Medical Report Says Fujimori Currently Doesn’t Have Cancer

A medical report prepared by a team of 12 specialists has found that former President Alberto Fujimori does not currently have cancer. A copy of the medical report, which was handed into the pardons committee in February but had not been released, was obtained by Cuarto Poder, an investigative journalism TV […]

Attacks on Telephone Towers Linked to Narcoterrorists – Analysts

Shining Path rebels in Peru’s isolated areas of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys (VRAEM) are thought to be behind a series of attacks on telecommunications infrastructure, analysts say. Last week, a rebel column blew up a telephone tower operated by Telefonica Movistar in the province of Huanta, located in […]

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

For decades a road linking the Amazon heartlands to the Pacific Ocean was on the drawing board. It is now a reality with the opening of the Interoceanic Highway connecting southern Peru and its ports to the Brazilian states of Rondonia, Acre and beyond. Will this open up the rainforest […]

Peru Launches ‘Digital Inclusion’ Program in Coca-Growing Region

Peru Launches ‘Digital Inclusion’ Program in Coca-Growing Region

Peru’s government on Wednesday officially launched a program to provide better technology to a remote, coca growing region in the southeast, state news agency Andina reported. The pilot plan for the Yachaywasi Digital program aims to provide ‘digital inclusion’ in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys, or VRAEM. As part of […]