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Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 31, 2017 1 comment

Region threatens strike over Peru’s new Machu Picchu airport

Residents in Peru’s southern state of Cusco have threatened protests which could affect Machu Picchu tourism over the government’s delay in starting construction of the Chinchero airport. Peru’s government under  Full Article »

Peru scraps Southern Gas Pipeline contract in Odebrecht fallout
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 23, 2017 2 comments

Peru scraps Southern Gas Pipeline contract in Odebrecht fallout

Peru’s finance ministry has cancelled the contract to build the Southern Gas Pipeline after the consortium to build it missed a key financing deadline. The Southern Gas Pipeline consortium which  Full Article »

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 6, 2017 1 comment

Violent protest in north Lima over highway tolls

Protesters in Lima’s northern districts of Puente Piedra, Ancon and Santa Rosa destroyed toll booths and battled police over a proposed toll on the Panamericana Norte highway on Wednesday. Over 200  Full Article »

Peru president courts Chinese investment in first international trip
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru president courts Chinese investment in first international trip

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is in China for his first official visit abroad to court investment in Peruvian mining and infrastructure projects. Kuczynski will meet with government and business  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 »

Public pressures Lima mayor to account for spending with petition
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Public pressures Lima mayor to account for spending with petition

Lima mayor Luis Castañeda faces a public petition to answer over 100 questions on government spending in his administration. City alderman Hernan Nuñez on Aug. 17 launched a campaign to  Full Article »

Peru investigates overspending in Lima metro expansion
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru investigates overspending in Lima metro expansion

Peru’s comptroller has issued a report detailing problems with the construction of the second line of Lima’s Metro which could cost the state $156 million. Comptroller Edgar Alarcon gave a  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 »

Stalled expansion risks Lima airport’s regional leadership
Posted by Colin Post on May 9, 2016 5 comments

Stalled expansion risks Lima airport’s regional leadership

The construction of a second runway delayed more than a decade threatens to relegate Lima’s airport to being one of South America’s secondary hubs. A contractual dispute between Peru’s government  Full Article »

Odebrecht bows out of Peru’s Southern Gas Pipeline
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Odebrecht bows out of Peru’s Southern Gas Pipeline

Brazilian firm Odebrecht will sell off interests in public contracts in Peru as the company faces mounting losses and a criminal investigation in Brazil. Odebrecht says it sold its 55% stake in  Full Article »