Archive for March, 2013

Peru to Miss Out on Dakar Rally 2014

Peru to Miss Out on Dakar Rally 2014

The Dakar Rally, the grueling off-road race, won’t include a stretch through Peru next year, according to organizers of the race. According to daily El Comercio, the race will start January 5 next year in the Argentine city of Rosario. Drivers will head north to the altiplano of Bolivia near Potosí […]

LOOKING BACK: The Cuzco-Atalaya (Manu) Road

LOOKING BACK: The Cuzco-Atalaya (Manu) Road

The dotted lines on the map between Shintuya and Iberia, and Puerto Maldonado and Iberia, represent the two missing links, of which only one is needed, for the first TransAmazonic road link-up between Lima and Rio de Janeiro (according to Peruvian Times figures the distance along this route is roughly […]

Recall Postmortem: Seeking Scapegoats in the Debris

Recall Postmortem: Seeking Scapegoats in the Debris

Congressman Mauricio Mulder, a stalwart of Peru’s Apra party, said Tuesday that it was a “grave error” that former Lima mayor Luis Castañeda did not play a more public role in the recall vote to oust the city’s current mayor. Mulder, who was a clear leader in the Apra support for […]

President of Peru’s Judiciary Calls for Review of Recall Legislation

President of Peru’s Judiciary Calls for Review of Recall Legislation

The head of Peru’s Judicial Branch, Enrique Mendoza, said Tuesday that he would like to see authorities revise legislation that allows recall elections for municipal, provincial and regional authorities. Mendoza, who is also the former head of Peru’s National Elections Board, said that referendums can cause unneeded uncertainty, state news […]