Archive for April, 2013

Shining Path Rebels Blow Up Another Telephone Tower

Remnants of Peru’s Shining Path rebels blew up a telephone tower in an isolated, coca-growing region in southeastern Peru, adding to a number of similar attacks during the past month. Late Thursday, the rebels blew up a ClaroPeru-owned tower in Peru’s Huancavelica region Tayacaja province. Claro is the local operator of […]

Costa Rica Hopes to Join Pacific Alliance in May

Costa Rica Hopes to Join Pacific Alliance in May

Costa Rica expects to join Peru, Mexico, Chile and Colombia in the Pacific Alliance in May, according to the Central American country’s Foreign Trade Minister, Anabel Gonzalez. The Pacific Alliance was formally set up in 2012. It aims to further develop trade between the four nations, while also serving as […]

Peru’s Middle Class has Increased 50 Percent in Last Few Years – Minister

Peru’s middle class has grown by 50 percent in the past few years thanks to economic expansion, the construction of new homes, and growth in microfinance, according to Economy and Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla. Castilla, who was speaking at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Latin America, said that […]

Garcia Says Will Run for President in 2016 ‘If Necessary’ for Peru

Garcia Says Will Run for President in 2016 ‘If Necessary’ for Peru

Former President Alan Garcia said that he is not thinking of running for Peru’s top office again in 2016, but he will do it “if it is necessary for the country,” daily El Comercio reported. Garcia made the comments during a television interview in Chile, according to El Comercio. During […]