The dollar price in Peru today, Thursday, December 23, opens at S / 4,0356, according to the Bloomberg portal. While in the Central Reserve Bank of Peru (BCRP), the currency started the previous day, Wednesday December 22, reaching S / 4.0515 in the morning. While, in the parallel market, the North American currency can be obtained for S / 4,020 the purchase and S / 4,060 the sale. According to the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (Sunat), the price of the green ticket starts at S / 4.05 for the purchase and S / 4.055 for the sale.
During this 2021, S / 20,000 million were locked in investments destined to works resulting from corruption. One of these uncertain projects is Majes Siguas II, which was to benefit the agro-export of avocados, grapes and artichokes. The production of these inputs for Arequipa means annual income of more than US $ 1,010 million. According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), in its production stage the project would contribute 13.9% of Arequipa’s GDP, and 0.7% of the national GDP. Today he is immobilized.
On the issue of social conflicts, the president of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vásquez, launched last Tuesday, December 21, an ultimatum to the Chumbivilcas communities, in Cusco, to unblock the southern mining corridor. He gave until yesterday, 22, at noon to restart the dialogue without impositions or measures of force. The broker in question has 34 days of interruption, which led to Las Bambas closing its operations five days ago.
For his part, President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, said that his government expects to close the year with 13% growth in the economy. The president stressed that Peru registers the “highest economic expansion in Latin America.” In addition, he argued that the country’s economy will recover after the pandemic crisis “despite the political noise and the presence of agents seeking to destabilize our democracy.”
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