Archive for March, 2015

Peru’s Congress Forces Humala to Renew Cabinet

Peru’s Congress Forces Humala to Renew Cabinet

President Ollanta Humala has 72 hours to name a new cabinet chief, and perhaps some of his ministers, following a majority vote in Congress Monday night to censure Premier Ana Jara. The vote of no confidence — 72 in favor, 42 against and two abstentions— has been at the top […]

Bus Accident in Ayacucho Raises March Fatality Rate

Sixteen people were killed and 36 injured in the latest road accident in Peru, raising road fatalities in March to more than 60. The accident occurred at 5:30am Monday at Km 148 on the Nazca-Puquio road in Ayacucho, where the bus veered off the road and fell 500 meters down […]

Lima: Central Highway Reopens After Landslides

Lima: Central Highway Reopens After Landslides

The central highway was partially reopened at Chosica on Friday, allowing traffic between Lima and the central Andes to resume after four days, following landslides — huaicos— of mud and huge boulders that blocked the road at the beginning of the week. While the clean-up works continue, traffic is restricted to […]

Peruvians Get a Taste of Kangaroo

Peruvians Get a Taste of Kangaroo

Peruvian gourmands will be able to add kangaroo meat to their shopping list, with the launching this month of sales of kangaroo sirloin, striploin and rump at some Wong supermarkets in Lima. Australian ambassador Nicholas McCaffrey, together with Enrique Ameghino and Ignacio Elías of Cencosud, celebrated the arrival of the first […]