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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 »

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 24, 2016 Leave a comment

Las Bambas: four villages threaten to paralyze Peru’s largest copper mine

The future of shipments from the Las Bambas copper mine hinge on whether four villages in Apurimac accept the government’s offer of a 45-day truce. Copper concentrate has not left  Full Article »

Peru VP meets Las Bambas protesters as production poised to stop
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 22, 2016 1 comment

Peru VP meets Las Bambas protesters as production poised to stop

Peru Vice President Martin Vizcarra meets with local leaders in an attempt to end a blockade in Apurimac which threatens to halt copper production at the Las Bambas mine. Vizcarra,  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 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 »

Peru President-elect Kuczynski’s new Cabinet ministers
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 17, 2016 1 comment

Peru President-elect Kuczynski’s new Cabinet ministers

President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski unveiled the 19 Cabinet ministers who will lead his government on Friday. Kuczynski had confirmed last Sunday that former finance minister and beer company executive Fernando Zavala would  Full Article »

Peru: Kuczynski VP mulls defamation charges against Fujimori
Posted by Colin Post on May 25, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Kuczynski VP mulls defamation charges against Fujimori

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s vice presidential candidate Martin Vizcarra is considering pressing charges against Keiko Fujimori for defamation. The former governor of Moquegua said at a press conference that Fujimori may  Full Article »

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski overhauls campaign after rise of Guzman
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 18, 2016 1 comment

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski overhauls campaign after rise of Guzman

Presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has changed campaign managers and overhauled his strategy to respond to the surge of Julio Guzman in recent polls. The political veteran of orthodox economics  Full Article »

Julio Guzman stumbles over indigenous rights law
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 25, 2016 2 comments

Julio Guzman stumbles over indigenous rights law

Julio Guzman has backtracked in an early gaffe committed just after emerging as a contender in Peru’s presidential elections next April. Less than one week after new polls indicated that Guzman  Full Article »

Peru’s presidential candidates select running mates
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s presidential candidates select running mates

All but one of Peru’s leading presidential candidates have selected their vice presidents for 2016 elections. Leading presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, has selected  Full Article »