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Peru’s new government faces first corruption scandal
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s new government faces first corruption scandal

A presidential adviser who tried to use his influence to plan lucrative contracts has shaken the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Carlos Moreno, former healthcare adviser to the president,  Full Article »

Peru proposes increased budget to improve services, boost economy
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru proposes increased budget to improve services, boost economy

Peru’s government has submitted a fiscal budget for 2017 which expands spending by 4.7% to drive economic growth and improve government services. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala presented to Congress last week a budget featuring significant spending increases in government  Full Article »

Peru state hospitals to give free morning-after pills
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 24, 2016 2 comments

Peru state hospitals to give free morning-after pills

A court in Peru has ruled that the health ministry must distribute the morning-after pill at public healthcare clinics across the country. In reversing a 2009 decision, the court ordered the health ministry  Full Article »

Peru woman loses limbs in public healthcare mishap
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 17, 2016 2 comments

Peru woman loses limbs in public healthcare mishap

A woman who went into a Lima hospital to have kidney stones removed has had her hands and feet amputated after alleged malpractice. Shirley Melendez, a 25-year-old counselor at Peru’s  Full Article »

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2016 1 comment

Kuczynski outlines plan for Peru in inaugural address

In his first Message to the Nation, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised running water, infrastructure, improved education and healthcare and more. Kuczynski was sworn as president on Thursday by congressional  Full Article »

Radioactive device stolen from public hospital in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Radioactive device stolen from public hospital in Lima

A radioactive guidewire used to treat cancer was stolen from Lima’s Edgardo Rebagliati hospital on May 28. On the tip of the six-inch wire is a small metallic capsule containing  Full Article »

Peru: Woman undergoes surgery to remove 35-pound tumor
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 26, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: Woman undergoes surgery to remove 35-pound tumor

Doctors in a Lima hospital removed a 35-pound benign tumor which an indigenous woman from Loreto had lived with for eight years. Health minister Anibal Velasquez heard about Irianita Rojas as  Full Article »

After signing, Peru looks to ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 4, 2016 Leave a comment

After signing, Peru looks to ratify Trans-Pacific Partnership

Peru and 11 other countries including the United States formally signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in New Zealand on Thursday. With 12 member countries whose population of 800 million make  Full Article »

What did Peru get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 12, 2015 Leave a comment

What did Peru get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Peru negotiated special terms in the Trans-Pacific Partnership to ensure access to medicine and to protect certain national industries. Governments of member countries published the text of the agreement last  Full Article »

World Bank recommends Peru loosen labor regulation
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 8, 2015 Leave a comment

World Bank recommends Peru loosen labor regulation

The World Bank recommended this week that Peru loosen its labor regulation in order to improve productivity and sustain economic growth. Economists say Peru’s rigid labor laws are why more  Full Article »