Archive for December, 2013

Business Group Calls for Politicians to Limit Fighting

Business Group Calls for Politicians to Limit Fighting

Peru’s largest business group called on the country’s political parties to refrain from excessive political fighting next year in order to support investments in the Andean country. Over the pastyear, business confidence in Peru declined in part due to what many analysts called excessive political fighting between President Ollanta Humala’s […]

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

Peru’s Minas Conga Project Gets Attention After Humala Comments

One of Peru’s biggest mining projects returned to national headlines this week after President Ollanta Humala appeared to distance his government from the project. A dispute over the development of the $5 billion Minas Conga copper and gold project, located high in the Andes of Cajamarca region, dominated Peru’s political […]

Opposition criticizes choice of Nadine Heredia as head of Nacionalista party

Opposition criticizes choice of Nadine Heredia as head of Nacionalista party

The ruling Nacionalista party’s decision this past weekend to appoint first lady Nadine Heredia as the party’s interim president has been swiftly met by criticism from opposition politicians. Congressmen Mauricio Mulder of the Apra party and Julio Gagó of the Fujimorista party Fuerza Popular said Heredia’s appointement is the Nacionalista’s […]

by · December 31, 2013 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics

Peru’s Maternal Mortality Rate Down 50% in Last 10 Years

The maternal mortality rate in Peru has declined by 50% over the past 10 years, according to government figures reported by LaMula. The Health Ministry said that the rate of women who die during childbirth has declined to 93 per 100,000 live births, compared to a rate of 185 a […]