Archive for April, 2014

Three Consortia Submit Bids for Chinchero Airport Contract

Three Consortia Submit Bids for Chinchero Airport Contract

Three consortia submitted proposals on Tuesday to build and operate a new international airport in Peru’s southern Andean region of Cusco. The 40-year contract to build and operate the airport in the sleepy town of Chinchero is to be awarded on Friday by private investment promotion agency ProInversion. The initial […]

Mayor Villaran to Launch Campaign for Re-Election

Mayor Villaran to Launch Campaign for Re-Election

Lima’s Mayor Susana Villaran is to launch her re-election campaign on Thursday, according to daily Peru.21. Villaran, a center-left politician, is the first woman to be elected mayor of Lima, which is considered the second-most important elected post in the Andean country. Villaran took office in 2011 after a surprise […]

Vargas Llosa Says Goodbye to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Vargas Llosa Says Goodbye to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa bid farewell to a fellow Latin American literary giant, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who passed away on Friday at the age of 87. The two celebrated authors, both winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, had been close friends early in their career but a later […]

Facebook May Open Office in Peru – Report

Social media giant Facebook may open an office in Peru, according to a regional manager who made the comments to local newspaper La Republica. Alejandro Zuzenberg, Facebook’s manager for the Southern Cone, said that the company is “studying the possibility of opening an office in Peru.” “To open an office […]