Archive for October, 2013

Peru Helps Struggling Coffee Growers Against Coffee Leaf Rust

Peru Helps Struggling Coffee Growers Against Coffee Leaf Rust

Peru’s government says it has provided training for some 14,000 coffee farmers in San Martin region to mitigate the damage caused by a plant eating fungus, according to state news agency Andina. The training has been provided in workshops by the state’s agrarian sanitation service Senasa. The training touched on […]

European Union Commission Passes Motion Exempting Peruvians from Visa Requirements

Peruvians will be able to travel to Europe without a Schengen visa, if a European Union parliamentary commission’s motion is approved. The commission approved a motion to exempt the visa requirement for Peruvians and Colombians in a vote of 51 in favor, two against and two absentees, daily Peru.21 reported. The […]

Peru’s Loans in Soles for Vehicles Jump in First Eight Months

The demand for vehicles in Peru hasn’t weakened so far this year, despite a broader slowdown of the country’s economy, according to banking association Asbanc. Asbanc said that between January and September, loans in soles to purchase vehicles have increased a staggering 45.5 percent compared to the same period last […]

International Analysis — Locked Out of Prosperity

Op-Ed by Hernando de Soto —The Mark News —  It will soon be three years since Mohamed Bouazizi, a fruit vendor in the Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid, stood outside the local governor’s office, doused himself in lighter fluid, and lit himself on fire. Bouazizi’s public self-immolation triggered the so-called […]