Archive for November, 2015

Peru Cuts Growth to Below 3% for 2015

Peru’s Finance Ministry has cut its forecast for economic growth this year, saying it will likely come in at around 2.8% rather than the previous forecast of over 3%. Finance Minister Alonso Segura said last last week that Peru’s economy is “gradually” recovering after slowing sharply during the past year due […]

Informal Mining Protest Intensifies in Madre de Dios

A protest in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios region intensified this week as demonstrators blocked a key highway and tried to take over the local airport. The protest was launched towards the start of the week by local groups and politicians that want the central government in Lima to rescind […]

Peruvian Students Win Gold Medals at Math Olympiad

Peruvian Students Win Gold Medals at Math Olympiad

Four Peruvian students brought home three gold medals and a silver from the 30th Ibero-American Mathematical Olympiad, held this past week in Puerto Rico. The competition is held ever year and is organized in a format of six problems in two days and each problem is worth 7 points. It is the […]

by · November 18, 2015 · 1 comment · Education
Former Justice Minister’s Appeal Granted in Influence Peddling Case

Former Justice Minister’s Appeal Granted in Influence Peddling Case

Aurelio Pastor, minister of Justice during the Garcia administration, was released Monday from the Piedras Gordas II prison in Ancon, in north Lima, after the Supreme Court accepted his appeal to annul his conviction of influence peddling. Pastor served six months of a four-year sentence. “They have been months of an […]