Archive for August, 2013

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

More than 5,000 people have been left homeless in Peru’s southern region of Puno as a result of almost a week of heavy snowfall, daily La Republica reported. The Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Ana Jara, said that 5,220 people have been left without homes, while 12,310 people have […]

Ombudsman Calls for Agency to Indentify Disappeared during Terrorism Years

Ombudsman Calls for Agency to Indentify Disappeared during Terrorism Years

Peru’s ombudsman has called for the government to create an agency responsible for finding those who were reported missing during the country’s internal conflict in the 1980s and 1990s, state news agency Andina reported. Eduardo Vega, the head of the Defensoria del Pueblo, said that finding the individuals is a […]

Central Gov’t to Beef Up Resources for 985 Districts Affected by Lower Mining Tax Income

Central Gov’t to Beef Up Resources for 985 Districts Affected by Lower Mining Tax Income

Peru’s central government is to transfer extra resources to 985 districts in the Andean country to help compensate for lower tax income from the mining sector, according to the state news agency, Andina. Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said districts that have received less than 355,000 soles ($128,000) will receive the […]

Peru Increases Budget with Focus on Security, Infrastructure

Peru’s government increased its budget for 2014 by 10 percent to 119 billion soles ($42 billion), with a strong emphasis on improving security, according to daily Peru.21. Among the public sector areas that are to receive a boost in spending next year are efforts to improve public security. Finance Minister […]