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Environment Ministry must be able to regulate mining activities

The head of the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law, SPDA, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, sat down for an interview with daily El Comercio to discuss the creation of Peru’s future Environment Ministry and its relation to the country’s mining industry, one of the largest in the world. Pulgar says the Environment Ministry […]

Peru replaces national police director

President Alan García swore in the new director of Peru’s national police today. Gen. Octavio Salazar replaces Gen. David Rodríguez amid a growing drug trade connected to remnants of Shining Path guerrillas. Before his promotion, Salazar was the head of Lima’s Seventh Police Division. During the ceremony, García stressed the […]

by · December 31, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Crime, Politics

Peru president proposes creation of Environment Ministry

Peru President Alan García has proposed the creation of an Environment Ministry to meet the environmental provisions included in the free trade agreement with the United States. During the ceremony of four new cabinet ministers yesterday, García said “the free trade agreement has brought a fundamental call to attention, that […]

by · December 21, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Politics

New ministers sworn in by Peru president

Four new ministers were sworn in today by Peru President Alan García in a Cabinet shuffle intended to inject new energy into the government, incorporate independents, and begin moving ahead on some of the reforms and promises offered during the presidential campaign 18 months ago. Jorge del Castillo remains as […]

by · December 20, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Politics