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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 »

Peruvian Government Considering Lima Metro Expansion

Peruvian Government Considering Lima Metro Expansion

A consortium that includes the Spanish unit of London-based consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has been selected to conduct a preliminary study of the proposed Line 3 of the Lima metro, Peruvian private investment agency Proinversion said in a statement. continue reading »

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

Amazon Drug Smuggling Sparks State of Emergency in Peru

The Peruvian government on Thursday imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Blog del Narco: Mexican Cartel Takes Blow with $300 Million of Cocaine Seized in Peru

Seized Cocaine was displayed in dozens of blocks of 25 kilos each in a hangar at the police airport in Lima. The drugs arrived in the morning on a cargo plane from Trujillo, 560 kms north of the Peruvian capital. The seizure is the largest seizure ever recorded in Peru, a country considered by the UN, along with Colombia, one of the largest producers of this alkaloid with about 320 tones of cocaine annually. continue reading »

Lima’s New Public Transport System Launches Amidst Confusion, Long Lines

Lima’s New Public Transport System Launches Amidst Confusion, Long Lines

The first route of the new public transport system in Peru's capital started operating Monday with riders having to put up with long lines and unprecedented confusion. continue reading »

Joran Van der Sloot Transferred to Maximum-Security Prison in Peru for Threatening Warden

Joran Van der Sloot Transferred to Maximum-Security Prison in Peru for Threatening Warden

Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of a Peruvian woman, was transferred to a maximum-security prison for threatening the warden of the penitentiary where he was being held, officials told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru Rescues 9 Captives from Shining Path Guerrillas

Peru's armed forces rescued nine captives from a column of Shining Path guerrillas in the central region of Junin, the defense ministry said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Faux Chinese Tourists Smuggling Tons of Peru’s Healing Maca Root

REPORT:  Faux Chinese Tourists Smuggling Tons of Peru’s Healing Maca Root

Thousands of tons of maca, the Andean root famous for its healing and energizing properties, have been smuggled out of Peru, America Television's "Cuarto Poder" news program said. continue reading »

Mayor Running for Re-Election Killed in Peru

Mayor Running for Re-Election Killed in Peru

Authorities are investigating the murder of the mayor of the central Peruvian municipality of Amarilis, a senior police officer said Friday. Marzony Vasquez, who was seeking re-election in October, died en route to the hospital Thursday night after two assailants on a motorcycle shot him as he was driving to his home, Col. Juan Albarracin told the media. continue reading »

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

English Group Rescues Circus Monkeys, Lions in Peru

Monkeys and lions are among the animals rescued from Peruvian circuses by British-based Animal Defenders International, which is raising funds to find new homes for those creatures in refuges and reserves. continue reading »

At Least 18 Dead, 40 Injured in Bus Accident in Peru

At Least 18 Dead, 40 Injured in Bus Accident in Peru

At least 18 people died and another 40 were injured Friday in a bus accident on a highway in the central Peruvian region of Junin, police said. continue reading »