Archive for November, 2014

Peru to Lower Taxes to Bolster Economy

Peru’s government is lowering income tax rates as part of a broader initiative to reinvigorate its slowing economy. Finance Minister Alonso Segura said that income tax payments for people in the fourth and fifth salary category will be reduced in 2015, allowing for an extra 1 billion soles ($340 million) in […]

UN Points to Peru’s Biodiversity to Help Reduce Malnutrition

UN Points to Peru’s Biodiversity to Help Reduce Malnutrition

The population suffering from malnutrition in Peru has fallen by more than half over the past two decades, but the country still has a long way to go to further reduce the rate, according to a United Nations official. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization’s representative in Peru, John F. Preissing, said that […]

Business Leaders Feeling Less Upbeat About Peru’s Future

Business Leaders Feeling Less Upbeat About Peru’s Future

The annual Peruvian business conference CADE wrapped up on Friday, and executives at the event seemed to be much less upbeat about the Andean country than in recent years. A survey by pollster Ipsos Peru highlighted that far fewer of the participants in the event this year believed that Peru […]

International Analysis — Afghanistan After America:A Fragile Stability

Op-Ed by James Dobbins — The Mark News — Three years ago, there were 100,000 American troops in Afghanistan. By the beginning of this year, that number had been cut in half, and by year’s end it will have been reduced by 90 percent, leaving fewer than 10,000 American troops, […]