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Tag: Peru

  • Friday, March 17th 2017 - 06:39 UTC

    Torrential rains and mudslides ravage Peru: thousands left homeless

    Evangelina Chamorro emerged near a bridge, lifting herself from a current of wooden planks and walking toward the shore covered head to toe in mud.

    Muddy water spilled onto streets and into homes on Thursday in a new round of unusually heavy rains that has killed at least a eighteen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital Lima. The intense rains and mudslides over the past three days have wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise.

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  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 14:09 UTC

    Peruvian 2017 toothfish quota established at 160 tons

    Fishing for Patagonian toothfish must end when the quota is reached or, failing that, it must not exceed December 31, 2017.

    Peruvian Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has set the maximum allowable catch quota for Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) at 160 tons for 2017. According to the Ministerial Resolution No. 097-2017-PRODUCE, published on Friday in the official newspaper El Peruano, states the quota may be modified according to biological and/or environmental conditions, following a report from the Instituto Mar del Peru (IMARPE).

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 20:58 UTC

    Latin American prosecutors will jointly investigate Odebrecht bribery case

    As part of the ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was recently issued for former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is now a fugitive from justice

    A multilateral group of officials will jointly investigate the extent of corruption stemming from the Odebrecht bribery case. Following a meeting on February 16, executives from the public prosecution offices of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Venezuela agreed to work together to fully investigate bribes alleged to have been paid to high-ranking officials across Latin America and beyond.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 14:04 UTC

    “I prefer bridges to walls”, Kuczynski tells Trump at the White House

    “We're interested in the free movement of people ... I emphasized that to President Trump and we prefer bridges to walls”, said the Peruvian president

    The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders. However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declined to comment specifically on Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking in a press conference following the meeting.

  • Sunday, December 11th 2016 - 23:14 UTC

    Peru's Air Force Mi-8/17 helicopters secure spares from Russia as of next year

    Peru's military helicopters will get their spare parts straight from their Russian manufacturer

    The Russian Helicopters holding came out the winning bidder on supply of spare parts for Mi-8/17 helicopters of Peru’s Air Force and will start deliveries next year, Executive Director of the company Grigoriy Kozlov said on Friday. The company also plans to build a pilot training center in Peru next year, it was announced.

  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

    Incarcerated ex Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori hospitalized

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, serving a jail sentence for human rights violations, was hospitalized Monday

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized over concerns he may be at risk of cerebral ischemia, a reduced blood supply to the brain, it was reported Monday by authorities of the detention facilities where he is serving a sentence for human rights violations.

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    Peruvian ex First Lady must face charges before taking job as FAO representative

    United Nations said Nadine Heredia would remain an FAO employee but she would not take her post until the corruption investigation concludes.

    The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Geneva amid a money laundering investigation. The Judicial branch of Peru ordered Heredia to return to the country within 10 days after she left for Switzerland for several days to begin her role as the FAO's Geneva director.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 16:26 UTC

    Peru foresees great economic expansion for 2017

    Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne

    Peru's Economy and Finance Minister Alfredo Thorne said Thursday his country is set to record a growth of 4.8% as next year's budget was passed. Private investment in areas such as infrastructure will be the key.

  • Tuesday, November 22nd 2016 - 10:56 UTC

    TPP without the US would be “meaningless” says Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

    Abe spoke after attending a weekend meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Peru at which some said they might try to modify the 12-nation TPP pact

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would be “meaningless” without US participation, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe said as United States President-elect Donald Trump announced he planned to quit the pact. PM Abe’s comment on Monday (Tuesday morning) came shortly before the Mr Trump released a short video about his plans for his administration, including an intention to have the US drop out of the TPP pact.

  • Thursday, November 17th 2016 - 09:59 UTC

    Trudeau due in Buenos Aires Thursday morning

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau due in Buenos Aires enroute to Lima

    Straight from Havana and enroute to Lima, the Canadian Prime Minister seeks to assert regional leadership following the tied caused by Donald Trump's election for the presidency of the United States.

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