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Peru meteorite 4.5 billion-years-old

Scientists have dated the meteorite that smashed into southern Peru last September to 4.5 billion-years-old. According to the Geological Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, INGEMMET, the meteorite was formed around the same time as the sun, Earth and other planets in the solar system. The Institutional Relations and Cooperation director […]

by · December 20, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Environment, Travel/Tourism

Bush signs free trade deal with Peru into law: An alternative analysis and perspective

Peru will loom slightly larger than usual in the headlines in U.S. newspapers this weekend after President George W. Bush signed into law a free trade agreement between the two nations. The bill passed following a contentious feud in Congress that ended only after Republicans agreed to Democratic demands to […]

by · December 15, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Andean Region, Business, Environment, Law & Justice, Mining, Natural Disasters, Politics

Amazon Watch: Activists warn against financing Peru Camisea gas project

A delegation of human rights and environmental activists from Peru appealed to officials from the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) yesterday to reject future loans to the Camisea gas project. The delegation argued that the banks would be breaching their social and environmental […]

by · December 14, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Business, Energy, Environment

Peru’s Fujimori angrily declares his innocence in human rights abuse trial opener

Jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori flailed his arms and his voice cracked with indignation Monday as he declared his innocence during the first day of trial on charges he sanctioned a paramilitary death squad to gun down suspected guerrilla sympathizers. Presiding Tribunal Judge Cesar San Martin called Fujimori to order and […]

by · December 10, 2007 · Comments are Disabled · Corruption, Crime, Law & Justice, Politics