Archive for September, 2013

Castilla: Fiscal Reforms Needed to Ensure Predictability for Public Investments

Economy and Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said Wednesday that the government should enact fiscal reforms to ensure predictability in public sector investments. He said the government is open to looking at how to better redistribute resources from mining taxes to ensure a steady supply of investments, daily Gestion reported. […]

Silver Ornaments Stolen from Church in Colca Valley

Silver Ornaments Stolen from Church in Colca Valley

Thieves have stolen silver decorations from a church in the town of Maca, located in the Colca Valley in Arequipa region, according to daily El Comercio. The group stole two silver crowns, as well as a silver cross and silver censer during the absence of the church security guard. While […]

Peru Starts Free Trade Talks with Seven Countries, including India and Russia

Peru Starts Free Trade Talks with Seven Countries, including India and Russia

Peru’s government has begun conversations for bilateral free trade agreements with seven countries,  Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said Monday. Peru, which currently has free trade deals with its biggest trading partners, has started talks with Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, India, Indonesia, Turkey and Israel, daily El Comercio reported. “In […]

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About 1.5 Million Peruvians Without Pension: Gov’t Looks at Pension Reforms

About 1.5 Million Peruvians Without Pension: Gov’t Looks at Pension Reforms

Close to 1.5 million Peruvians above the age of 65 do not have any form of pension, relying in part on state social programs to survive, according to the Finance Ministry. According to government figures, there are 2.5 million people who have reached retirement age. The ministry’s director of Financial […]

by · September 3, 2013 · 2 comments · Politics