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UPDATE 1-Peru's Central Bank gloomier on 2019 growth projections

20 Dec 2019

SANTIAGO, Dec 20 Peru's Central Bank on Friday said it had reduced its economic growth projection for 2019 to 2.3% from 2.7% previously amid a slowdown in the global economy and lower public investment in the Andean nation.

Peru's Central Bank gloomier on 2019 growth projections

20 Dec 2019

SANTIAGO, Dec 20 Peru's Central Bank on Friday said it had reduced its economic growth projection for 2019 to 2.3% from 2.7% previously amid a slowdown in the global economy and lower public investment in the Andean nation.

Peru and U.S. close to signing deal to counter Chinese influence in region - diplomat

05 Dec 2019

LIMA Peru and Washington are in the final stages of talks on a deal to promote American investments in the South American country as part of a U.S. initiative to counter Chinese influence in the region, a Peruvian diplomat told Reuters.

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

30 Nov 2019

LIMA Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison on Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Peru announces reforms to 'improve lives' as protests rock neighbouring countries

31 Oct 2019

SANTIAGO Peru's government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice that have rocked neighbours Ecuador and Chile.

Peru won't 'impose' troubled Tia Maria copper project after green-light given

30 Oct 2019

LIMA Peru has given an important green light for Southern Copper Corp's much-delayed Tia Maria copper mine, but the government cautioned it would not move ahead with the project without the right social and environmental conditions being met.

Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to opposition

02 Oct 2019

LIMA Peru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President Martin Vizcarra's dissolution of Congress.

Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

01 Oct 2019

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as protests against them started across the country.

In remote Amazon, indigenous married Catholics spread gospel, pray for priesthood

24 Sep 2019

WIJINT, Peru Just before dawn, Shainkiam Yampik beats a drum carved from a tree trunk at the start of a Roman Catholic prayer service in Wijint, a hamlet of thatched-roof huts in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

Brazil's neighbours call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

27 Aug 2019

LIMA Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest.

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