Category Archives: PERU

Peru: Period of Goodwill Between Gov’t, Workers

Lima, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) The period of goodwill that emerged with the beginning of the new government became more accentuated on Tuesday in Peru after the largest union and Labor Minister Rudecindo Vega held talks.

A common will to maintain an ongoing dialogue and ensure labor rights was established at the meeting between Vega and the leadership of the General Confederation of Workers of Peru (CGTP). Continue reading

Andean Summit for New Boost to Integration

Lima, Jul 29 (Prensa Latina) The Andean Community of Nations (CAN) is headed toward a process of becoming stronger, the Andean Presidential Council agreed during a brief summit in the Peruvian capital after the inauguration of President Ollanta Humala. Continue reading

Andean Community Presidential Summit Postponed

Lima, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) The Summit of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), originally scheduled to start as of Saturday in Lima, has been postponed at a request from Peruvian president-elect Ollanta Humala to be held after his inauguration ceremony on July 28. Continue reading

Peru: Lima Int’l Book Fair Opens

Lima, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) Lima”s 16th annual International Book Fair opened Wednesday in Parque de Los Proceres with 150 exhibitors from 23 countries.

The fair will feature poets, novelists, storytellers and journalists from all over the world from July 20 to Aug 2, 2011, with 280 stands. Continue reading

Peru’s President-elect Visits Cuba

Havana, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Cuba early Tuesday to meet with President Raul Castro, on the last stop of his Latin America tour before taking office on July 28.

“We have come here to visit a sister country and to set an open agenda with President Raul Castro,” Humala said in respose to a question from Prensa Latina.

This visit is the last stop of a tour abroad before the inauguration, Humala said after being received by Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, Deputy Foreign Minister Rogelio Sierra, and the Cuban ambassador to Lima, Luis Delfin Perez. Continue reading

President-Elect Humala Visits Venezuela

Caracas, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) President-elect Ollanta Humala arrived in Venezuela on Friday to meet with President Hugo Chavez.

President Chavez himself announced Humala’s arrival on the Venezolana de Television network, and expected to meet with him at midday. Continue reading

Peruvian Ambassador in Cuba Highlights Bilateral Ties

Havana, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian Ambassador Nestor Calderon highlighted the good state of bilateral relations and the presence in Cuba of more than 1,000 students from his nation training to be professionals.

The diplomat stated that Ollanta Humala’s inauguration will be on July 28, Peruvian Independence Day. Continue reading

Twelve Latin American presidents confirm attendance to UNASUR Summit

Caracas,  AVN .- Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), Maria Emma Mejia, expressed last Tuesday that twelve presidents of member States of this regional bloc have confirmed their attendance to the summit expected for July 28th in Lima, Peru. Continue reading

Outgoing Peruvian Govt Leaves Corruption Cases Pending

Lima, Jul 12 (Prensa Latina) Outgoing Peruvian president Alan Garcia leaves with several corruption cases pending, several revealed today and others still unknown to the public.

The economic team of future President Ollanta Humala, who will take office on July 28, reported that the transfer of public administration found numerous cases of mismanagement to be denounced from August. Continue reading

Peruvian President-elect Reaffirms Friendship with Bolivia

Lima, (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala welcomed Bolivian Minister of the Presidency Carlos Romero, and reaffirmed his interest in strengthening relations with Bolivia. During the Monday night meeting, Humala and Romero discussed bilateral friendship, and Humala reiterated the need to reinforce mutual ties for the benefit of both peoples. Continue reading

Humala Suggests Open and Transparent Dialogue with the U.S.

Washington, Jul 7 (Prensa Latina) President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, raised the need to develop an open and transparent dialogue with the United States.

Humala was received on Wednesday by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with whom he discussed aspects of bilateral relations and expressed interest in strengthening ties between the two countries. Continue reading

Humala Visits Ecuador, Promotes Closer Relations

Quito, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala began a short but busy visit to Ecuador on Tuesday to discuss closer bilateral relations.

Humala will be received by President Rafael Correa at the Presidential Palace, and Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas and Ecuadorian Ambassador Diego Ribadeneira will attend the meeting. Continue reading

Protests End, Bolivia-Peru Border Reopens

Lima, Jun 27 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian-Peruvian border was reopened Monday in the southern Andean region of Puno, after environmental demands that triggered a long strike by the Aymara indigenous communities were met.

The decision to reopen the border was made last night during a mass assembly of the Aymaran community in the town of Desaguadero-Peru. Continue reading

Peru: Expectations Over Solutions of Social Conflicts

Lima, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) Expectations intensified Friday about solving social conflicts in Peru after President-elect Ollanta Humala called upon outgoing President Alan Garcia “not to leave a minefield behind.”

Strikes in the Andean provinces bordering Bolivia and others in the Puno region continued, while talks between protest leaders and government representatives have not yet led to a solution. Continue reading

Humala, Correa to Meet in Quito Next Week

Quito, Jun 23 (Prensa Latina) President-elect of Peru, Ollanta Humala, and Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will hold their first meeting on June 28, an official source said.
According public news agency Andes, Humala is scheduled to arrive in Quito at 13:00 local time that day and meet immediately with Correa in a work lunch “on an open agenda” at Carondelet Palace. Continue reading

Humala Wraps Up Latin America Tour in Chile

Santiago, Chile,  (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala began a visit to Chile on Wednesday as the last stop on a tour of Latin America following his victory against conservative rival Keiko Fujimori.

“The desire to come here to strengthen relations with a sister people has been stronger than volcanic ash,” said Humala, after arriving at the Santiago airport on Tuesday night. His trip had been uncertain because of a cloud of ash from the erupting Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic complex. Continue reading

Peru: Increasing Pressure on President-Elect

Lima, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President-elect, Ollanta Humala is facing strong pressure from conservative groups, which are trying to impose conditions after they were unable to prevent his victory.

 The General Confederation of Workers issued a press release underlining the democratic and progressive character of Humala’s victory and urging the president-elect to keep his promises. Continue reading

Humala Solidifies Victory in Peru Elections

Lima,  (Prensa Latina) Ollanta Humala consolidates its position as the practical winner in Peru’s elections, with new official figures, general recognition and congratulations from Latin American countries.

A new report from the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) says that the leader of the progressive block Gana Peru has 51.34 percent of the vote after 89.16 percent of the ballots has been counted, compared to 48.76 percent of conservative Keiko Fujimori. Continue reading

Peruvians Elect President

Lima, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) Peruvians are going to the polls on Sunday to vote in the presidential election runoff, with Ollanta Humala holding a slight lead over rival Keiko Fujimori.

Pollsters Ipsos-Apoyo and Datum on Saturday joined two others, CPI and the Catholic University, in stating that Humala, the candidate of progressive bloc Peru Gana (Peru Wins) was in the lead. Continue reading

Peru’s Election Could Change Hemispheric Relations, and Washington is Worried

By Mark Weisbrot

This article was published by The Guardian (UK) on June 2, 2011. If anyone wants to reprint it, please include a link to the original.

In just a few days, on June 5th, an election will take place that will have a significant influence on the Western Hemisphere. At the moment it is too close to call. Most of official Washington has been relatively quiet, but there is no doubt that the Obama administration has a big stake in the outcome of this election. Continue reading

Peru: Last Day of Election Campaign Rallies

Lima, (Prensa Latina) Peruvian presidential candidates Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori are wrapping up their campaigns with rallies in the capital Thursday, the last day for such activities before the election runoff on Sunday. Continue reading

Peruvian FM to Travel to Japan and the US

Lima, May 27 (Prensa Latina) Peru”s Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde will start Sunday an official visit to Japan and the United States, according to a communiqué.The Minister will visit Tokyo in May 29-31 to meet with his counterpart Takeaki Matsumoto and sign an Economic Partnership Agreement with this country, following the form of free trade agreements promoted by the United States. Continue reading

Peruvian Electoral Campaign Raises Temperature

Lima, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The temperature of the electoral campaign was higher today, with strong attacks between candidates Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori, who on June 5 will vie for the presidency of Peru. Continue reading

Peru and Venezuela Prepare Trade Talks

Lima, May 13 (Prensa Latina) Peru and Venezuela are set to begin negotiations to keep the tariff benefits of the Andean Community of Nations, even though Caracas is not part of the bloc anymore, the Peruvian government announced Friday. Continue reading

Neoliberal Alliance Launched in Latin America

Lima, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The neoliberal governments of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico have set in motion the so-called Pacific Alliance, an agreement for the integration of countries with Free Trade Agreements with the United States. Continue reading