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Puno Regional President accused of negligence in child deaths from cold

Peru has declared a state of emergency in the highland department of Puno, where 35 children have recently died from exposure to cold weather, and accused Regional President Hernán Fuentes of negligence and mismanagement of funds, reported daily El Comercio. These deaths are due to “structural poverty,” but in this […]

by · June 6, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Health Care, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Puno’s regional president pushes referendums for more independence from Peru’s central government

Puno’s regional president appears poised for a new round of confrontation with Peru’s central government after his council passed legislation he hopes to use to hold referendums challenging Peru’s free trade agreement with the United States and questioning the Constitution. “The population has the right to express itself on political […]

García’s presidential retinue stoned in Puno

Local residents of the southern border city Juliaca hurled rocks and rotten fruit at President García’s his eight-car caravan on Tuesday, shattering windshields. Garcia was not harmed. A rock did strike Wilber Cerpa Quispe, chief of Peru’s national food aid prgram, PRONAA, in the face, but he reportedly escaped serious […]

President of Puno region gripped by criticism and criminal allegations

The walls are starting to close in from all sides on Hernán Fuentes, the outspoken leftist regional president of Puno. In an attempt to deflect mounting political hostility, Fuentes charges he is the victim of political persecution by President Alan Garcia’s conservative government. But with even his own brother adding […]