Archive for July, 2013

Organizations Call for Help to Combat Human Trafficking in Madre de Dios

Organizations Call for Help to Combat Human Trafficking in Madre de Dios

Organizations in Peru’s jungle region of Madre de Dios have called on the central government to provide more support to help combat human trafficking, state news agency Andina reported. Some 70 civil servants from the Public Ministry, Judiciary, National Police and Women’s Emergency Shelters in Madre de Dios, as well […]

Temperatures Drop Across Peru

Temperatures Drop Across Peru

Temperatures in the southern Andes of Peru have dropped sharply in the past week, with -17.5º C recorded in the higher mountain areas of Tacna, in the province of Tarata, accord to the weather bureau, Senamhi. There is also an unusually cold front in the Amazon Basin, with temperatures dropping […]

Political Controversies Won’t Undermine Concession Plans – Minister

Political Controversies Won’t Undermine Concession Plans – Minister

Political controversies surrounding Peru’s government and Congress will not undermine efforts to award billion-dollar development concessions to private-sector investors, according to Economy and Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla. “None of the political noise has affected the attractiveness of the concessions,” Castilla said in press conference Thursday. “We have a lot of […]

Peru’s Sol Seen Ending 2013 at 2.6 Per Dollar – Bankers

The Peruvian sol could finish the year at 2.6 per U.S. dollar, which would involve an appreciation from its current rate, according to private banking association Asbanc. “The price of the dollar could decline a little and finish the year at 2.6 or 2.63 soles, according to forecasts, even though it […]