Peru: Morning News Roundup – Tuesday June 17

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Peru admits talks for US air facilities in the highlands

The United States Army and the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command are in negotiations for the establishment of US air facilities in Peru, according to press reports from Lima. General Edwin Donayre, Commander in Chief of the Peruvian Army admitted negotiations to a local publication “Peru 21”. Apparently the US air facilities would be built in Ayacucho 575 kilometers southeast of Lima. (MercoPress – click here to read complete article)

Peru mine protesters seize police

Thousands of demonstrators have overpowered riot police sent to break up a week-long blockade in a mining region in southern Peru. People in the town of Moquegua have been blocking roads to demand a greater share of taxes paid by the country’s biggest copper producer for their area. Police fired tear gas at the crowd, put at 20,000, who beat them back and took some 65 officers hostage. (BBC News – click here to read complete article)

Teenager held in Peru on drugs claim

The parents of a Sunderland teenager being held in Peru after drugs were allegedly found in her bags have spoken of their shock and protested her innocence. Sophie Lane, 17, was detained by police at Lima airport on Wednesday. She reportedly tried to board a flight to Amsterdam with 3.7kgs of cocaine allegedly hidden in her bag. (Northumberland Gazette – click here to read complete article)

Southeast students get stuck in Peru

A two-week adventure in Peru — living with local families, exploring ancient ruins and trying local delicacies such as guinea pig — took an unexpected final turn over the weekend as 11 high school students and their sponsors found themselves spending about a day and half stuck in a Peruvian airport. (Salina – click here to read complete article by Michael Strand)

Wind Power Blows into Peru and Brightens Future

Not too many years from now, parents living in the little town of Alumbre, Peru will probably tell their young children that they remember the days before there was electricity. These “old-timers” will talk about how wind was once thought of as the enemy– blowing out the few candles that provided light as they struggled to finish their homework after dark, or while trying to finish weaving a sweater. (Eco Worldly – click here to read complete article by Levi Novey)

Peru joins the group of fastest growing Latam’s economies

“Peru’s economy is showing strong growth and is increasingly going global. A new innovative editorial formula was needed to address these changes”, said Felipe Aldunate chief editor of AmericaEconomia. The announcement was made when an official release indicates that the Peruvian economy expanded 13.25% during April compared to the same month a year before. (MercoPress -click here to read complete article)

Peru Local Bond, Currency Preview

The economy expanded at the fastest pace in 11 years in April, led by construction, fishing and manufacturing. Gross domestic product grew 13.25 percent in April, up from 5.5 percent in March, the government said yesterday. The median forecast of 13 economists in a Bloomberg survey was for growth of 10.1 percent. (Bloomberg – click here to read complete article by Lester Pimentel)

Peru GDP Expanded at Fastest Pace Since 1997 in April

Peru’s economy expanded at the fastest pace in 11 years in April, led by construction, fishing and manufacturing. Gross domestic product grew 13.25 percent in April, up from 5.5 percent in March, the government said in Lima. The median forecast of 13 economists in a Bloomberg survey predicted growth of 10.1 percent. (Bloomberg – click here to read complete article by Alex Emery)

Angela Mori Stands Firm for Peru at Latin American Junior Championships

Impressive in the Cadet Girls’ Team event where she was the spearhead in Peru’s title win, Angela Mori maintained her composure in the group stage of the Cadet Girls’ Singles event against Brazil’s Karina Hayama and Paraguay’s Martha Kennedy. She beat the Paraguayan in four games but was stretched to the limit by left handed Brazilian. (ITTF News – click here to read complete article)

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