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Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Perú is known around the world for its cultural treasures like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Now, the preservation of such sites is getting a boost from an unlikely source: drones. continue reading »

Accused Murderer Joran van der Sloot to Wed in Peru Prison

Peruvian media is reporting that accused murdered Joran van der Sloot is engaged and is set to have a prison wedding to Leydi Figueroa Uceda. continue reading »

Investment in Peru’s Mining Sector Jumps 23 Percent

Mining investment in Peru soared 23 percent in the first quarter to $1.92 billion, creating 211,748 direct jobs, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Peru Balloon Crash Survivors in Pacific Ocean for 9 Hours, 2 Remain Missing

Peru Naval officials have rescued five out of seven hot air balloon crash survivors in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot, who reportedly can not swim, and another passenger remain missing. continue reading »

Nate Berkus Gets Engaged at Machu Picchu – Peru

Interior designer and Oprah pal Nate Berkus chose the 15th century Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to propose to his boy friend of nearly 9 months, Jeremiah Brent. continue reading »

Bus Plunges 164-Feet in Arequipa, Peru Killing 20

Wednesday morning a bus fell down a 164-foot ravine in Arequipa, Peru killing 20. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

Two people were killed Saturday during a new police intervention in a Lima marketplace, where last Thursday clashes between police, criminals and wholesalers left another two people dead, the director of the Dos de Mayo Hospital, Jose Roca, said. continue reading »

Missing Helicopter Found in Andes, 14 Killed

Peruvian police on Saturday found the wreckage of a helicopter missing for four days in the Andes mountains and said there was no sign of survivors, officials told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Extend Agreement to Protect Peruvian Heritage

The Department of State announced on Friday the extension of the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru” (MOU). continue reading »

Explore Peruvian Cuisine and the Gastronomical Phenomenon in New Documentary (VIDEO)

Peru is experiencing something almost unique in the world: chefs have become important change agents in a country whose society and culture are rapidly evolving in the 21st century. As a result, more than 80,000 young Peruvians are studying gastronomy, instead of becoming lawyers, doctors or even footballers, as they follow this new path towards economic and social development. continue reading »

Mick Jagger Tested as Peru’s Environmental Ambassador

Music legend Sir Mick Jagger has been drawn into a bitter row over an ‘illegal gas grab’ in the Peruvian Amazon. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Hold Environment Meetings

The Governments of the United States and Peru convened a series of environmental meetings related to the U.S. - Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA) from in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

Landmine on Chile-Peru Border Detonates, Kills 1

A person was killed when they drove over an anti-tank mine in a remote area along the border between Chile and Peru, the Chilean army said. The identity and nationality of the victim, who was driving a vehicle belonging to a Peruvian taxi company, have not been released. continue reading »

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

A Unesco mission asked Peruvian authorities to take emergency measures to protect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, and in particular to keep the neighboring village of Aguas Calientes from spreading any further. continue reading »

Report: Hundreds Of Dolphins Likely Died of Natural Causes in Peru

The approximately 800 dolphin deaths over the past few months in central and northern Peru were likely due to natural causes, the Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, said in a report. continue reading »

New Initiative is Helping Children with Cleft Lip and Palate in Peru

Every year thousands of children in Peru are born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. Also this year, the hospital of San Bartolome of the Ministry of Health has launched a free campaign concerning surgery for this type of malformation. Also this year, the hospital of San Bartolome of the Ministry of Health has launched a free campaign concerning surgery for this type of malformation. With the motto "Your smile is the best gift for your mother," the doctors involved in the project want to improve the quality of life of the poorest children affected by the disease. continue reading »

Sleeping Bus Driver May Be to Blame for Peruvian Crash That Kills 19

Nineteen people were killed and seven others injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the northern province of Chachapoyas, Peru's National Police told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Peru’s New Amazon Road Could Threaten Uncontacted Tribes’ Land

Peru’s Congress is about to approve a highly controversial road that will divide the Madre de Dios Reserve, where at least two uncontacted tribes live. continue reading »

Peru Recognizes Grammy Winner Tania Libertad for 50-year Career

Peruvian Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Service in the "degree of great officer" to singer Tania Libertad for her 50-year artistic career. continue reading »