Archive for June, 2013

WHO: Peru’s Roads Among Most Deadly in Latin America

Peru’s roads are among the most deadly in Latin America, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. The WHO’s 2013 report on road safety said that Peru has 15.9 deaths per 100,000 people. Countries that have a higher fatality rate include Venezuela at 37.2 per 100,000 and […]

Congress Aims to Decide on Ombudsman Head on Tuesday

Peru’s legislators hope to decide Tuesday who they will choose to lead the country’s national ombudsman’s office, the Defensoria del Pueblo, according to Congressman Michael Urtecho. The appointment of the Defensor del Pueblo is long overdue, as lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement on whom to appoint. Other pending appointments by […]

Lima Stock Market, Currency See Biggest Daily Drops in Two Years

Lima Stock Market, Currency See Biggest Daily Drops in Two Years

The Lima stock exchange and the country’s currency tumbled on Thursday as part of a global sell-off in emerging market assets, due to statements made by the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, and new signs of slowing growth in China. The Lima Stock Exchange fell almost 5 percent on Thursday, […]

by · June 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Business
Humala Calls for Better Road Safety after 35 Killed in Bus Accident

Humala Calls for Better Road Safety after 35 Killed in Bus Accident

President Ollanta Humala on Thursday called for greater road safety following the death of more than 30 people this week when a bus plunged off a mountain road. A bus traveling on Peru’s Central Highway from Lima to the jungle town of Satipo skidded off a mountain road in the […]