Archive for August, 2013

Peru to Target Gold Processing Plants to Tackle Illegal Mining

The Peruvian government is to target plants that process illegally-mined gold as a way of  tackling the illicit activity, according to Environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. Pulgar-Vidal said the government will take on “the illegal mining mafia” by controlling the processing plants, daily Gestion reported. The oversight of these plants — […]

International Analysis: BY WAY OF POWER

The Mark News≈ By Joseph Nye≈ There has been much talk lately of the perceived decline of the United States as a world power, and of the rise of China. But the soothsayers should take a closer look at the omens, because the signs they’re reading are more complicated than they […]

British Girls Considered Flight Risk, Held in Chorrillos Prison on Drug Trafficking Charges

The fortunes of Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum took a turn for the worse this week, when the two young women —detained two weeks ago at Jorge Chavez airport with 11.5 kilos of cocaine— were charged with drug trafficking and are to be held in the Virgen de las Mercedes […]

Construction Industry Seen Posting Double-Digit Growth

Construction Industry Seen Posting Double-Digit Growth

Peru’s construction industry is expected to post double-digit growth this year, despite a general slowdown in the economy, acording to the Peruvian Construction Chamber, Capeco. Capeco vice president Fernando Ibarcena said that the sector continues to see a strong demand, and that it should expand 13% to 14% this year […]