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Peru to update mining laws, no 'big changes' to taxes: finmin

Aug 05 2019

LIMA Peru is preparing legislation to update the country's mining laws but is unlikely to make any "big changes" on taxes on mining companies, Finance Minister Carlos Oliva said on Monday.

Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections, opposition cries foul

Jul 28 2019

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed ending the legislative and presidential terms of office a year earlier than scheduled and holding elections in 2020 in the face of opposition to his efforts to pass anti-corruption measures.

Venezuelan baseball players go to bat for Peru in Pan American Games

Jul 24 2019

LIMA Venezuela's baseball team will not compete in the Pan American Games beginning this week, but some athletes who have escaped the country's economic collapse will play for their adopted home of Peru, host to the 18th edition of the regional multi-nation event that precedes the Olympics.

Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

Jul 16 2019

LIMA Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping corruption probe that has snared several political leaders.

Protest begins against billion-dollar Southern Copper mining project in Peru

Jul 15 2019

LIMA Protesters blocked a portion of Peru's main coastal highway on Monday in the start of a new challenge to a billion-dollar copper mining project that has been a lightning rod for conflict.

Key permit for copper project in Peru fuels fears of new round of unrest

Jul 10 2019

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's decision to grant a green light for a long-delayed copper project is emerging as a key test of his ability to ease opposition to mining that has derailed billions in investments in the world's No. 2 producer.

Ecuador to join market-friendly Pacific Alliance under Moreno

Jul 06 2019

LIMA Ecuador will likely become a member of the market-friendly regional trade bloc the Pacific Alliance next year, the president of Peru said on Saturday, the latest sign of the South American country's rightward shift under President Lenin Moreno.

Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru eye bond for extreme weather: minister

Jul 05 2019

LIMA Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru plan to work with the World Bank to launch a new bond to cover losses in the event of extreme weather, Peru's finance minister said on Friday.

Huawei files to trademark mobile OS around the world after U.S. ban

Jun 13 2019

LIMA/MEXICO CITY China's Huawei is in the process of potentially launching its "Hongmeng" operating system (OS) to replace the U.S. Android OS, an executive said on Thursday, after Reuters reported that the company has applied to trademark the OS in various countries. | Video

Huawei seeks trademark for Hongmeng operating system in Peru

Jun 12 2019

LIMA, June 12 Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has asked Peruvian authorities to trademark its "Hongmeng" operating system, a sign it may be deploying a back-up plan in key markets in case U.S. sanctions hit its current business model.

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