Archive for September, 2014

Former Mayor Castañeda Has Big Lead in Race for Lima Mayor

The former mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda, continues to have a wide lead over opponents only two weeks before the vote, according to a new poll. A poll published on Monday by Datum said that Castañeda had 57.7 percent support, well-above his next closest rivals. Salvador Heresi, the current mayor […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Lima, Politics

Peru Declares 90-Day Alert Over Chikungunya Virus

Peru’s government has declared a 90-day national health emergency to provide authorities with tools to prevent an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, daily Peru.21 reported. “The measure aims to allow the Health Ministry to take measures for prevention and prepare services,” Health Minister Midori de Habich said. The Supreme Decree, […]

Chilling Exhibition Brings Results and Closure

An exhibition of clothing opened today in Lima’s most densely populated district, San Juan de Lurigancho, at the SOS Children’s Village.  The event follows a week-long exhibit in downtown Lima, at the Ombudsman’s Office just around the corner from the Foreign Relations Ministry. The exhibition is for identification purposes —the clothing […]

Peru Says No To Guantanamo Prisoners

Peru has decided not to accept prisoners from the United States prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Foreign Relations Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez said. “We think that the moment is not right for the country to participate in a program like this,” Gutierrez said in comments reported by daily Peru.21. Local […]