Archive for April, 2013

Peru Seeks to Strengthen Security for Threatened Mayors

Peru Seeks to Strengthen Security for Threatened Mayors

Interior Minister Wilfredo Pedraza has promised to beef up security for mayors throughout Peru who have been the targets of an increasing number of threats, state news agency Andina reported. In a meeting with Peru’s municipal association, AMPE, Pedraza recognized that there are “more and more local authorities threatened for different reasons.” […]

Humala Faces Pressure to Decide on Fujimori Pardon

Humala Faces Pressure to Decide on Fujimori Pardon

President Ollanta Humala is coming under pressure to decide whether or not to grant a humanitarian pardon for ex-leader Alberto Fujimori. In recent days, a number of political opponents and even the Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Cipriani, a long-time Fujimori supporter, have said that it is time to make a decision. […]

Peru’s February Exports Tumble 22.5 Percent

Peru’s export revenue continued to post strong declines in February, as the value of traditional exports such as minerals continues to drop, daily El Comercio reported. Peru’s national statistics institute, INEI, said that exports in February fell 22.5 percent against the same month last year, to $2.95 billion. The decline is […]