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Spanish Conquistador Founded Lima, Peru in 1535

Today in Latin American history, Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded Lima, the capital of Peru in 1535. continue reading »

Bus in Peru Plunges Down 650-Foot Ravine Killing 25

In Latin America news another deadly bus accident is in the news. A bus plunged into a 650-foot ravine in a rural area of Peru leaving at least 25 dead. continue reading »

Peru Helicopter Crash Over Jungle Leaves 13 Dead

The 13 people who were traveling in a helicopter that crashed on the weekend in the jungle region of Loreto, in northeastern Peru, are dead, the French oil company Perenco confirmed Monday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS 6.9 Earthquake Rattles Lima, Perú

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 was felt in the Peruvian cities of Lima and Arequipa, and across the coastal regions near the city of Ica. The quake’s epicenter was located 31 miles south of the coastal city Ica, some 178 miles away from Lima. No Tsunami alerts have been issued. continue reading »

This is No Run of The Bulls. This is What Bieber-Fever Looks Like in Perú (VIDEO)

Watch as Peruvian fans of Justin Bieber sprint behind his car hooting, screaming, and taunting in the same fashion as crowds do to bulls in Pamplona. continue reading »

Perú Declares Mick Jagger “Environmental Ambassador”

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has been declared Ambassador of Tourism and Environment Defender in Madre De Dios, Perú. continue reading »