News & Analysis

Mudslide in Machu Picchu

On 11 April, mudslides in and around Aguas Calientes, the village closest to the ancient Inca citadel of Macchu Pichu killed more than one and destroyed several homes in the area. 10 people are also missing, presumed dead. Hundreds of tourists visiting the site were...

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Intelligence Agency Dissolved

In March, the Peruvian government decided to dissolve its intelligence services, and set up a special commission to examine how best to restructure the service. The Prime Minister Carlos Ferrero said that this was because too many agents had ties to former President...

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All That Glitters…

On the face of it, Peru should benefit enormously from the recent recovery in the prices of precious and base metals on world markets. Economists say that growth this year is likely to be in the region of 4-5% and that the country's exports should hit US$9 billion for...

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Twisting in the Wind

Five new cabinets in two and a half years; successive cabinet minister have had to pay the price for President Alejandro Toledo's lasting unpopularity. Mid-February saw the appointment of yet another new cabinet, following yet another new round of scandals involving...

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