Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla dismissed two more aides, including the head of the country’s counter-narcotics efforts, after questions arose about her use of a private jet to fly to Peru this month.
A key aide to Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla resigned after chartering a flight from a businessman he said was involved in “questionable activities,” becoming the 15th minister to step down in three years.
Peru’s sol touched the lowest level in 10 months after President Ollanta Humala said the government may buy shares in Repsol SA’s local unit, fueling concern he plans to increase state control of the economy.
For the first time in four years, the cost of insuring against a default by Peru is falling faster than for any Latin American nation as President Ollanta Humala, a former ally of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, embraces investors.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s approval rating fell from a three-month high on concern he may have condoned favorable treatment for his brother, who’s imprisoned for killing four policemen, according to a new poll.
Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, a one-time ally of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez whose late surge in the polls is leading investors to dump the nation’s bonds, said he’d renegotiate energy and mining contracts with foreign companies if he wins next month’s vote.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala swore in six new ministers yesterday led by his former justice minister as he seeks to jumpstart talks with protesters who have blocked the country’s biggest investment project.