Archive for January, 2014

Peru Sees 10 Percent Increase in Oil Production in 2014

Peru Sees 10 Percent Increase in Oil Production in 2014

Peru’s oil production is expected to increase in 2014 for the first time in over 30 years, as a result of the startup of output from new wells, according to Mines and Energy Minister, Jorge Merino. Merino said that oil output is expected to rise by more than 10 percent […]

International Analysis: Uruguay and Marijuana Legalization

Jeffrey Miron —The Mark News — On December 23, Uruguayan President José Mujica signed a new law that fully legalizes marijuana in his country. Uruguay had already legalized possession, but the new law legalizes production and sale. This is an important victory in the fight against drug prohibition: it marks […]

Congressional Committee Recommends Accusing Toledo of Money Laundering

Congressional Committee Recommends Accusing Toledo of Money Laundering

A congressional committee on Monday approved a report that calls for former President Alejandro Toledo to be charged with money laundering and unlawful association. The report will have to be approved in Congress’ full session before a charge is filed with Peru’s judiciary, according to daily El Comercio. The accusations […]

Air Pollution Soars in Lima Following New Year’s Eve Traditions

A popular New Year’s Eve tradition in Peru – the burning of large “old year” dolls and old furniture – caused a major increase in air pollution in the Andean country’s capital city. Peru’s Environmental Health Office, Digesa, said that the neighborhood bonfires in the streets of Lima on New […]