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The 8th Summit of the Americas, which will bring together regional Heads of State and Government to address this year the central theme “Democratic Governance against Corruption”, will be held in Lima on April 13 und 14, 2018.
As his last official act before resigning from office last Wednesday former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made good on one of his electoral promises and signed a supreme degree which increases the minimum wage in Peru.
Enel Green Power Peru (EGPP), the Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary of the Italian multinational electricity and gas giant, started operations at its Rubi solar power plant in Moquegua in southern Peru.
According to the latest report from the Peruvian National Society of Mining, Oil and Energy (Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía – SNMPE) Peru was the largest gold producer in Latin America mining 151 metric tons of the precious metal in 2017.
According to the latest United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) report the production of coca leaves in Peru increased by 10% from 96,304 tons of sun dried coca leaves in 2015 to 105,960 tons in 2016.
After years of unrest, violence, poverty and uncertainty in the 1980s and 1990s where everyone who could, left the country. Over the past 2 decades Peru made enormous progress and developed into a politically and economically stable country with huge growth rates often topping its neighbors on different levels.
Peru’s economy developed into one of the strongest and fastest growing in Latin America since the new millennium. But as Lima’s Chamber of Commerce (CCL) through its Institute of Economy and Company Development (IEDEP) informed yesterday still 11.7 million people in Peru worked in the informal sector in 2016.