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8th Summit of the Americas brings two free days for workers and employees
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerSunflower April 02, 2018 225   0   1   0   0  
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.
From April 1, 2018 the new minimum wage in Peru is S/ 930
Economy News SunflowerSunflower March 30, 2018 905   0   1   0   0  
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.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra
Politics News SunflowerSunflower March 27, 2018 590   0   1   0   0  
Martin Vizcarra, former First Vice President and Peruvian Ambassador to Canada, was sworn in as new Peruvian President after Congress accepted the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) who allegedly is involved in the Odebrecht corruption scandal. Vizcarra is set to finish PPK’s term in July 2021.
Largest solar power plant in Peru inaugurated
Nature & Environment News SunflowerSunflower March 26, 2018 202   0   1   0   0  
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.
Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (left) and newly sworn-in Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra (right)
Politics News SunflowerSunflower March 25, 2018 429   0   1   0   0  
After months of political crisis Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) handed in his resignation on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 avoiding a second impeachment vote against him which most probably would have resulted in his dismissal by the Peruvian Congress.
Peru is the second largest silver producer in Latin America and the world and the top gold producer in Latin America and the 6th largest gold producer in the world
Economy News SunflowerSunflower February 07, 2018 598   0   1   0   0  
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.
Homicide rates in Latin America and the Caribbean 2017; map: InSight Crime
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower January 24, 2018 1604   0   1   0   0  
Just recently InSight Crime, a non-profit journalism and investigative organization specialized in monitoring and informing about organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean, published the latest “Homicide Round-Up” for the region.
Strong earthquake hits southern Peru
Safety & Security News SunflowerSunflower January 14, 2018 403   0   1   0   0  
Early Sunday morning at 04.18 am local time a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shock southern Peru killing at least 2 people and causing damages to infrastructure and homes.
Strong increase in coca leaf production and coca bush cultivation areas in Peru
Economy News SunflowerSunflower December 13, 2017 1885   0   1   0   0  
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.
The 1st Marathon des Sables through the Ica desert of Peru; photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek (AFP)
Sports News SunflowerSunflower December 11, 2017 663   0   7   0   0  
The original Marathon de Sables is held every year in the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco and is known to be the toughest long distance running race in the world. For the first time a replica of the ultramarathon was held in the Ica desert of Peru, one of the driest regions on earth, from November 26 to December...
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