Archive for December, 2014

Gaston for President? Only if Other Candidate is a ‘Future Dictator’

Gaston for President? Only if Other Candidate is a ‘Future Dictator’

Celebrity chef Gaston Acurio said this week he would only run for president in 2016 if a “criminal” or “future dictator” was about to be elected head of state, Canal N reported. Acurio, considered one of the most influential businessmen in Peru, has so far ruled out running for office […]

by · December 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics
Sides Clash on New Youth Labor Law

Sides Clash on New Youth Labor Law

President Ollanta Humala today called on the country’s young people to read the new youth labor law and reflect on its benefits, following a week of protests that built up to a march in Lima that included several violent incidents. Hundreds of young men and women marched in Lima yesterday against […]

Humala Praises US-Cuba Restart

Humala Praises US-Cuba Restart

President Ollanta Humala is praising the decision by the United States and Cuba to restart diplomatic relations a half century after they were broken off. “It is a historical and brave step that is going to allow for important progress in the integration process,” Humala said, according to daily Peru.21. “This […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Politics

Peru Central Bank Prepares Measures to Stem USD Loans

Peru’s Central Bank is preparing measures to stem the number of bank loans in dollars, as a weakening sol currency could threaten borrowers who owe money in greenbacks, daily Peru.21 reported. Central Bank president Julio Velarde said the measures will be announced before the end of this year. Around 50 […]