Peru President Alan Garcia delivers Lima APEC 2008 LeadersÂ´ Statement on the Global Economy
Peru President Alan Garcia urges APEC summit leaders not to lose confidence in trade markets in face of world financial crisis.
Peru Congressman Miro Ruiz is under intense scrutiny after one of his neighbors accused him of shooting her Schnauzer, Matias, after the dog sneaked into his backyard and ate one of his ducks. http://peruviantimes.com
President Alan Garcia calls on EU-Latin American Summit leaders to increase production of food crops by 2 percent to prevent starvation for millions of poor people confronted by skyrocketing prices for wheat, rice and corn. http://peruviantimes.com
President Alan Garcia inaugurates opening of EU-Latin America Summit, calling for quick passage of an Andean bloc-EU FTA, and to avoid verbal demagoguery — in clear reference to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. http://peruviantimes.com
Peru President Alan Garcia signs into law creation of Environment Ministry to make policy and to oversee and defend the future of Peru's natural resources in the face of global climate change. But critics contend the new ministry is poorly planned.
Peru President Alan Garcia shuts down nation's Materials Bank for 48 hours to clean house after local media revealed top executives were giving themselves housing credits meant for Peru's poor.
"Infiltrators" were blamed for an alleged ambush by Achuar Indians that left one policeman dead during a violent labor dispute last month at Pluspetrol's oil field in Peru's northern jungle. But local clergyman Rev. Paul McAuley, an environmental activist, tells Peruvian Times that there's more to the story. Fifteen Achuar Indians jailed without charges are in a legal battle for release. http://www.peruviantimes.com
Peruvian Congresswoman Martha Moyano sits down with Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times to discuss Afro-Peruvian identity and recent advances in its society. She explains the struggle to push through legislation designating June 4 as Afro-Peruvian Day.