Archive for November, 2013

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru Reaches 2013 Coca Eradication Goal

Peru’s government has surpassed its goal for the eradication of coca crops this year, according to the head of the country’s anti-drug agency, Carmen Masias. Masias told Canal N television that 22,300 hectares of coca have been eradicated in 2013, higher than the 14,000 hectares eradicated in 2012, and more […]

by · November 26, 2013 · 1 comment · Coca/Cocaine, Law & Justice
Earthquake Causes Minimal Damages in Lima and South Coast

Earthquake Causes Minimal Damages in Lima and South Coast

A medium-sized earthquake shook up Lima Monday afternoon, causing concern among the city’s nine million inhabitants but no major damage was reported. The earthquake hit just after 3 p.m. local time and was measured at 5.8 on the Richter scale, according to Peru’s Geophysical Institute, IGP.   According to the […]

Responsible Gold Plan Promoted in Peru by Major Swiss Refiners

Responsible Gold Plan Promoted in Peru by Major Swiss Refiners

By Paula Dupraz-Dobias —Special to Peruvian Times — LIMA, PERU –A Swiss public-private alliance, aimed at assisting artisanal and small miners in their efforts to respect environmental and social standards, was launched here Nov.19, with the commitment of several Swiss jewelers and major refiners. According to Peruvian deputy miniter of […]

by · November 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Feature
Premier Villanueva Says Evaluating Changes to Cabinet

Premier Villanueva Says Evaluating Changes to Cabinet

Premier Cesar Villanueva, who took office three weeks ago, said he will be evaluating changes to the government’s cabinet, daily Peru.21 reported. Villanueva said any changes will be announced “in due course.” “It wouldn’t be very responsible to announce what changes I’m going to make tomorrow or later,” he said. […]

by · November 22, 2013 · 0 comments · Politics