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Peru’s formalization plan does not touch labor regulation
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 25, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s formalization plan does not touch labor regulation

Peru’s new finance minister outlined his plan to boost formalization in labor markets, which does not include changing the country’s rigid labor regulation. In his inaugural address, President Pedro Pablo  Full Article »

Peru’s largest labor union backs Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki
Posted by Colin Post on May 19, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s largest labor union backs Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki

The General Workers Confederation of Peru (CGTP) has virtually endorsed Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for president in Peru’s 2016 runoff election. Kuczynski met with CGTP leaders in downtown Lima for the  Full Article »

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori embraces populism in runoff campaign
Posted by Colin Post on May 6, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s Keiko Fujimori embraces populism in runoff campaign

Keiko Fujimori has backed a series of populist proposals in her campaign to defeat Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the second round of voting in Peru’s 2016 elections. After Fujimori and  Full Article »

Thousands march against privatization of Lima water company
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Thousands march against privatization of Lima water company

Thousands of protesters marched in Lima today against what they say is the first step in the privatization of Peru’s water companies. Protesters marched along the entrance and exit ramps  Full Article »

Judicial employees battle police in downtown Lima protest
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Judicial employees battle police in downtown Lima protest

Peru’s judicial employees union held a protest in downtown Lima yesterday which ended in clashes with police outside Congress. Hundreds of judicial employees marched from downtown Lima’s Plaza San Martin  Full Article »

Peru reaches deal with mineworkers to reopen La Oroya smelter
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru reaches deal with mineworkers to reopen La Oroya smelter

Peru’s government reached a deal with labor unions to reopen the bankrupted Doe Run’s La Cobriza copper mine and La Oroya smelter in Junin state. As the largest creditor to  Full Article »

Second Lima bus strike fails despite political ammo
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Second Lima bus strike fails despite political ammo

A second Lima bus strike scheduled today failed to significantly stop activity in the city despite a political row between the city government and Peru’s finance ministry. After a bus  Full Article »

Private capital and cynicism in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Private capital and cynicism in Peru’s Congress

In one day Peru’s Congress passed two inspiringly cynical laws – one regarding state oil firm Petroperu and the other on archaeological preservation. Last Thursday Congress passed two laws in  Full Article »

Peru repeals tourism privatization law after protests
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 23, 2015 1 comment

Peru repeals tourism privatization law after protests

Peru’s Congress repealed a law which would allow states to license private companies to manage historic archaeological sites. After a two-day protest paralyzed tourism in the city of Cusco, the  Full Article »

Protest in southern Peru paralyzes Machu Picchu tourism
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 22, 2015 2 comments

Protest in southern Peru paralyzes Machu Picchu tourism

A regional protest in Peru’s Cusco state has blocked transit from the Cusco airport and stopped the train which services the Machu Picchu ruins. Last month Peru enacted a law  Full Article »