Archive for May, 2013

Humala Seeks to Boost Investment Projects by Streamlining Permit Processes

President Ollanta Humala said that Peru aims to streamline bureaucratic processes that have held up private sector investment projects, financial daily Gestion reported. Humala, who was in Colombia for the Pacific Alliance summit, said the government is looking to bolster the confidence of bureaucrats who tend to hold up permits over […]

Peru Officials Deny Use of Police Intelligence to Discredit Opponents

Peru Officials Deny Use of Police Intelligence to Discredit Opponents

Peru’s government has denied that it is using the national police’s intelligence division to discredit political opponents, after accusations from analysts and prominent politicians, state news agency Andina reported. “We consider these accusations offensive, they are creating an environment of political instability… and they are very harmful to the economic stability of the country, […]

Toledo’s Political Future Seen as ‘Ruined’ Over Real-Estate Scandal

A scandal in Peru over the purchase of two expensive properties by the mother-in-law of former President Alejandro Toledo could end any future plans in his political career in the Andean nation, according to political analyst Fernando Rospigliosi. Rospigliosi, a well-known analyst and Interior Minister in Toledo’s administration, said that the former president has […]

Canada Promises Support to Peru’s Extractive Industries, Education

Canada Promises Support to Peru’s Extractive Industries, Education

Canada has pledged to provide support to Peru in developing its natural resources and improving education, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in Lima on Wednesday. Harper met with Peru’s President Ollanta Humala in his first state visit to Peru. While Canadian companies have a strong presence in Peru, particularly in its mining […]