Archive for August, 2013

Peru Declares State of Emergency in Puno as Temperatures Drop

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the southern Andean region of Puno that have been hit with the coldest temperatures in a decade, daily El Comercio reported. President Ollanta Humala, visiting the area this week, announced the emergency for seven provinces in Puno – Carabaya, […]

The Truth and Reconciliation Report: Ten Years On

By Eleanor Griffis≈ A little over 10 years ago, in the comfort of an auditorium in downtown Lima, I was transported to a world of shadows and raw fear lived by so many during the 1980-2000 internal conflict. Center stage sat the 12 CVR members at a long table, and […]

Senamhi Forecasts Blue Skies in Lima, Breaking Up Grey Winter

Senamhi Forecasts Blue Skies in Lima, Breaking Up Grey Winter

After months of dull, grey skies, residents in the Peruvian capital of Lima are expected to finally see some sunlight this week, according to the national weather service Senamhi. Martin Bonshoms, a specialist at Senamhi, said that the forecast is for blue skies and temperatures around 22 degrees this week, […]

Peru Truth Commission: Recommendations for Reconciliation Not Being Implemented

Peru Truth Commission: Recommendations for Reconciliation Not Being Implemented

Ten years after Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report on the country’s internal conflict, most of its recommendations have not been implemented. The commission, which was led by noted academic Salomon Lerner Febres, called for government reforms as well as reparations for victims and their families. On Saturday, […]