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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’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 5, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s billion-dollar gas pipeline in jeopardy

The construction of Peru’s $7-billion Southern Gas Pipeline could be stalled indefinitely if Odebrecht cannot sell its majority stake in the project in the next month. If the consortium licensed  Full Article »

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s new president suffers first Cabinet resignation

Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has accepted the resignation of defense minister Mariano Gonzalez after a news program revealed his affair with an aide. Last Sunday investigative news program Panorama  Full Article »

Peru president lends loud voice in defending free trade
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 21, 2016 1 comment

Peru president lends loud voice in defending free trade

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) concluded its annual summit in Lima last week by declaring its commitment to free trade amid a wave of populism. Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski  Full Article »

Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru leads region in pressuring Venezuela’s Maduro

Peru’s government is taking a leading role in pressuring the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the midst of Venezuela’s political crisis. Peru’s president and Congress on Thursday both called  Full Article »

Peru puts partisans on central bank’s board of directors
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru puts partisans on central bank’s board of directors

Peru’s opposition-controlled Congress is widely criticized for electing two of Keiko Fujimori’s former running mates as directors of the central bank. The Popular Force party which controls 71 seats in  Full Article »

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 20, 2016 3 comments

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze

Three volunteer firefighters died while trying to save workers trapped inside a factory as it burned in Lima’s El Agustino district on Tuesday. Local residents called the fire department Tuesday  Full Article »

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru to enact ‘civil-death’ law in anti-corruption package

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has announced a plan aimed at limiting corruption in government in the wake of a scandal involving a healthcare adviser. Kuczynski presented his five-point plan less  Full Article »

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 »

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 6, 2016 2 comments

Chinese miners evaluating pending bid for Peru’s La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government will likely ease sulfur dioxide emissions limits to attract investors to an auction for the La Oroya polymetallic smelter in early 2017. The director of Dirige, the company  Full Article »