Archive for February, 2015

Toxic Pesticides Still Allowed in New Agriculture Regulations

The Ministry of Agriculture recently approved regulations that authorize the continued use of two types of chemical pesticides that the World Health Organization, WHO, has classified as “toxic” and “very toxic.” According to Servindi, the Intercultural Communications Service, the types of pesticides authorized come under the WHO categories of 1a […]

Peru Deputy Minister Sees Junior Miners Recovering

Peru Deputy Minister Sees Junior Miners Recovering

Peru’s Deputy Mines Minister, Guillermo Shinno, said Tuesday that he hopes junior mining companies will see a rebound this year, after struggling to survive due to low metal prices. Junior miners are central to the mining sector and development of new projects, in their role as prospectors, finding mineral-rich deposits and […]

Peru’s Economy Slows to 2.35% in 2014

The sharp decline in metal prices led Peru to post its weakest annual economic growth in five years in 2014, raising concerns that the once red-hot economy could even enter into a recession. On Monday, the national statistics institute, INEI, said that Peru’s economy grew just 2.35% in 2014, down […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Business
Humala Government Denies Recent Ties to Lobbyist

Humala Government Denies Recent Ties to Lobbyist

The Presidency issued a statement this weekend “categorically” denying that “any meetings were held in 2011 or any years after that,” with Martin Belaunde Lossio, a lobbyist who is under investigation for alleged involvement in a major corruption ring. Belaunde worked closely in President Humala’s first —unsuccessful— campaign in 2006, and […]