The Organization of American States (OAS) will hold, on December 6 and 7 in Lima, Peru, the Meeting of Government Experts on the Management of Socio-Environmental Conflict for the countries of Central America and the Andean Region.
The newly-formed Pacific Alliance bloc seems more like a political club to counterbalance the Atlantic-facing, Brazil-led Mercosur group. However, the bloc accounts for 30% of India’s trade with Latin America. Can India engage the group so it is not left out from their Asia focus?
Peruvian president-elect nationalist Ollanta Humala promised Monday a ‘national concerted government” with representation of all democratic forces and open to the civil community.
Peruvian outgoing president Alan García said on Sunday that the days of rivalry and fights with his peer Hugo Chavez are over and admitted he’s quite fond of the Venezuelan president whom he considers a man “respectful of institutions and power”.
The Union of South American Nations, Unasur, defence ministers sponsored in Peru a declaration confirming the region as a “peace zone” and agreed to continue advancing in developing a “common methodology” to compare defence expenditure among member countries.
Peru recognized maritime borders with Ecuador on Monday employing the same criteria they took Chile to The Hague in 2008 for using.
Peruvian president Alan Garcia will be hosting this week his peers from Colombia, Chile and Mexico to subscribe the so-called Pacific (Ocean) Agreement with the purpose of integrating the four countries economies.
Nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala consolidated his lead in Peru’s presidential race according to the latest public opinion polls published Sunday in the country’s main dailies. Earlier in the week Humala promised investors he would manage the economy prudently and respect foreign investors despite his radical past.
Two weeks before the first round of voting in the Peruvian presidential election the two leading candidates are technically tied, and so are runner ups, according to the latest public opinion poll published this week in the Lima media.
Several South American countries are demanding an immediate cease fire in Libya and questioning the intensity and extensive bombing by an alliance of NATO strike forces of several cities under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’ control.