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Calle 13 Gives Free Concert in Peru after Promoters Cancel Their Appearance

Hip-hop duo Calle 13 used social media to put together a free concert in the Peruvian capital after a scheduled show was cancelled by the promoters. continue reading »

REPORT:  Former President Alberto Fujimoro Administration Had Links to Drug Cartels

Peruvian anti-drug prosecutor Sonia Medina said that there is abundant proof linking the 1990-2000 government of former President Alberto Fujimori to drug trafficking. continue reading »

Political Theivery in Northern Peru Region Assessed at $110 Million

A corruption network operated by officials in the northern Peruvian region of Ancash helped itself to about 320 million soles (more than $110 million) in recent years, Congressman Mesias Guevara, chairman of the committee investigating the case, said. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru, No Injuries Reported

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake rocked Peru's Amazonas region on Sunday, but no injuries or damage have been reported, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Peru’s Central Jungle Region

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Peru’s Central Jungle Region

A magnitude-6 earthquake rocked Peru's central jungle region early Sunday, causing rockslides on a highway, the Peruvian Geophysics Institute, or IGP, said. continue reading »

Peru in Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike

Peru in Crisis as Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Strike

Public health employees in Peru launched a nationwide strike Thursday to press the government to comply with the agreements that ended a previous job action, union leader Susana Palacios told Efe. continue reading »

“Spoon” Program Launches to Combat Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America

“Spoon” Program Launches to Combat Malnutrition and Obesity in Latin America

The Inter-American Development Bank on Wednesday launched a pilot project in the most disadvantaged areas of Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru to reduce the risks of malnutrition and obesity, which can be linked, in children under age five. continue reading »

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Peru’s Ayachucho Region

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake Monday in southern Peru's Ayacucho region damaged homes and public buildings, authorities said. continue reading »

Over 100,000 Peruvian Children Employed as Domestic Help in Country

Over 100,000 Peruvian Children Employed as Domestic Help in Country

About 110,000 children and teens are employed in Peru as domestic workers, according to figures from the International Labor Organization released Wednesday by the Dutch foundation Terre des Hommes. continue reading »

7 Peruvian National Police Officers Die in Traffic Accident

7 Peruvian National Police Officers Die in Traffic Accident

Seven National Police officers were killed and one was injured when the pick-up truck they were riding in went off a rural road and plunged into a ravine in Julcan, a province in Peru's La Libertad region, officials said. continue reading »

Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

Peru’s $250 Million Wind Project Starts Up

New York-based ContourGlobal has cranked up what it describes as Peru's largest wind project, which is spread over two sites on the South American country's north coast. continue reading »

U.N. Honors Peruvian Project for Improving Crops Through Mutation

U.N. Honors Peruvian Project for Improving Crops Through Mutation

The United Nations honored the National Agrarian University of Peru on Wednesday for a project that develops hardier, more resistant food crops using radiation-induced mutations. continue reading »

Peru to Reduce Emissions with Help from Germany and Norway

Peru to Reduce Emissions with Help from Germany and Norway

The Governments of Peru, Norway and Germany have signed today a Letter of Intent for future collaboration for the implementation of the “Peru Results Based Initiative on REDD+ ” as a major effort for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Peru. continue reading »

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Environmentalists Call on Peru’s Gov’t to Fight Illegal Logging

Illegal logging is the source of more than 40 percent of mahogany and cedar that Peru exports to the United States, and is behind the death of those who oppose that sector of the lumber industry, such as the four Indian leaders murdered in early September by suspected illegal loggers, environmentalists said. continue reading »

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

Bus Goes Off Cliff, Killing 20 in Peru

At least 20 people died and another 11 were injured when a passenger bus plunged Saturday into a 200-meter (655-foot) ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Apurimac, National Police said. continue reading »