Archive for November, 2014

Peru to Promote Afternoon Visits to Machu Picchu

Peru to Promote Afternoon Visits to Machu Picchu

Peru’s government is going ahead with afternoon visits to Machu Picchu, a previously announced move aimed at spreading out the number of visitors to the former Inca citadel. The Culture Ministry announced towards the start of this year that it planned to offer an afternoon entry period to the site […]

Peru’s Environment Minister Says COP20 ‘Key’ For Climate Deal

Peru’s Environment Minister Says COP20 ‘Key’ For Climate Deal

Peruvian Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said the upcoming United Nations-organized climate negotiations in Lima are “key” to reaching a global deal next year to stem climate change. Pulgar-Vidal, an environmental lawyer, denied that the talks are only “preparatory” for countries looking to sign a deal in Paris 2015. “Lima isn’t […]

Police Break Up Counterfeit Money Producers in Comas

Police in Peru’s capital of Lima broke up an operation where a gang was producing large amounts of counterfeit currency, daily Peru.21 reported. Police said the gang’s workshop was in Lima’s Comas district, near the Tupac Amaru Avenue thoroughfare. At the site, police found equipment used to make several types […]

Fujimori’s Request for Sentence Review Denied

Fujimori’s Request for Sentence Review Denied

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has suffered a set of legal losses in recent days, with the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court on Monday to refuse to review his 2009 conviction and 25-year sentence.  This follows a ruling last week by a lower court that denied his request to change his […]