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2010-11-21 07:15:00

The president of Peru said Friday that Yale University has agreed to return thousands of artifacts that had been taken away from the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu almost a hundred years ago. Just hours after Peru's announcement, the university issued a statement expressing agreement with the results of its talks with Peru. The artifacts have been at the center of a long dispute for years, with Peru filing a lawsuit against the university in a US court. Peruvian president Alan Garcia said a...

2009-05-19 05:00:00

LIMA, Peru, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Peruvian government Saturday authorized the intervention of armed forces in the Amazon to crack down on growing indigenous protests against new decrees aimed at facilitating the entry of oil, mining, logging and agricultural companies into indigenous lands without prior consultation or consent. On Monday, sustained protests led the state oil company, Petroperu, to shut down its main oil pipeline. This shutdown comes after a month of protests...

2008-10-10 12:10:00

Peruvian cabinet ministers were reported ready to resign Friday over an alleged oil concession scandal, officials said, Prime Minister Jorge del Castillo said they would leave their fate up to President Alan Garcia Perez, who has ordered an investigation. The move also follows a frustrated attempt by the cabinet to explain its decisions before parliament, which has an impeachment motion pending against del Castillo. Energy and Mines Minister Juan Valdivia has already resigned. On Sunday,...

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2008-09-03 09:30:00

By Alvaro Vargas Llosa Little international attention has been paid to the recent conflict between the Peruvian government and thousands of indigenous people in the oil-rich Amazon region over President Alan Garcia's attempt to make it easier for tribal communities to sell their land. The issue contains lessons for the entire continent -- in which the tension between modernity and tradition is a recurring source of strife. In May and June of this year, the Peruvian government passed two...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

By ALEX EMERY Peru plans to choose the operators of two natural-gas pipelines in September as it tries to boost gas consumption and reduce the Andean country's dependence on crude oil imports, President Alan Garcia says. The Energy & Mines Ministry will pick operators for a 675-mile pipeline to the south coast from the southern jungle Camisea gas fields, and to the northern coastal port of Chimbote from Lima, Garcia said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech to...

2008-07-01 09:00:50

Peruvian miners strike for more profit sharing LIMA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Some 85,000 mining workers in Peru started an nationwide strike with an indefinite term Monday, pressing Congress to pass a bill that would improve their benefits. The Federation of Peruvian Mining Workers, Peru's largest mining union, wants Congress to approve a law to eliminate caps on employee profit sharing so they can benefit more from the record high metals prices. The government of Peruvian President Alan...

2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...

2006-06-28 21:03:58

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's Congress ratified a free-trade deal with the United States on Wednesday that the country's president promptly signed despite noisy street protests, clearing the way for its approval by U.S. lawmakers. Congress voted 79-14 for the accord, which was backed by businesses who say it will be a huge boost to Peru's export-driven economy and opposed by farmers who fear that U.S. imports will ruin their livelihoods. Six lawmakers abstained....

2006-06-23 20:07:14

By Patrick Markey PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia a U.S. "lapdog" and ruled out any ties with Lima's new government in the latest exchange of barbs between the two leaders. Relations between Caracas and Lima spiraled into crisis earlier this year after left-winger Chavez and Garcia clashed over free-trade ties with the United States and Chavez's support for a rival candidate in Peru's recent election. The...

2006-06-13 15:57:24

By Guido Nejamkis BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - Peruvian President-elect Alan Garcia said on Tuesday he would not apologize to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to end a diplomatic rift, and he declared he wanted close ties with Brazil. Venezuela and Peru withdrew their respective ambassadors in May in a diplomatic spat provoked by Peruvian allegations that Chavez was interfering in Peru's presidential runoff between Garcia and Chavez-backed candidate Ollanta Humala. "Don't ask me to...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.