Archive for June, 2013

Van der Sloots Asks to Marry in Peru Prison

Van der Sloots Asks to Marry in Peru Prison

Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national who pleaded guilty to a 2010 murder, has filed a request with Peru’s prison institute to be permitted to marry, daily El Comercio reported. “The request for Van der Sloot to receive permission from the National Penitentiary Institute so he can get married […]

Peru Aims to Launch Auction of 26 Oil Concessions in the Amazon this Year

Peru’s government intends to call for bids on 26 oil concession blocks in the country’s Amazon rainforest later this year, according to the head of government oil supervisory agency Perupetro. The plan to auction those oil blocks has been delayed due to the prior consultation law, which requires the government […]

Peru Launches New System to Track Cocaine Precursor Chemicals

Peru Launches New System to Track Cocaine Precursor Chemicals

This weekend the Peruvian government is scheduled to start a new system to control the transportation of chemicals used for producing cocaine, in the country’s top two coca-growing regions, state news agency Andina reported. Prime Minister Juan Jimenez said that a satellite system, and the use of GPS, will allow authorities to track the […]

Peru’s International Road Show Exceeds Expecations – Organizer

Peru’s International Road Show Exceeds Expecations – Organizer

A Peruvian road show aimed at attracting foreign investors has exceeded expectations, according to the president of the group that organized the international trip. Jose Antonio Blanco, the head of inPeru, said that government and business leaders participating in the road show met with more than 1,000 business representatives while […]