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Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

Some 2,000 inmates at Peru's largest prison took part in a parade to mark the Andean nation's July 28-29 independence holiday. Around a dozen battalions of prisoners clad in the colors of the Peruvian flag filed past the warden and other officials of Lurigancho penitentiary, a hulking complex on the outskirts of Lima. continue reading »

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best environments for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope continue reading »

After Peruvian Vacation, Woman Discovers Maggots in her Ear

After Peruvian Vacation, Woman Discovers Maggots in her Ear

A British woman was left traumatized after she returned form a South American vacation and learned a bothersome ear was in fact being aggravated by a flesh-eating maggot. continue reading »

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

First Swine Flu Death Reported in Peru

One person has died and a total of 46 people have been infected with the AH1N1 swine flu virus in Peru this year, a Health Ministry official said. continue reading »

Archaeologists Discover Mummified Remains of Sacrificed Woman in Peru

Archaeologists Discover Mummified Remains of Sacrificed Woman in Peru

The mummified remains of a sacrificed woman of the Moche culture were discovered by Peruvian archaeologists at the El Brujo complex some 570 kilometers (350 miles) north of Lima, researchers said. continue reading »

PERU: 49-Foot Dead Whale Washes onto Beach. What Killed It?

PERU: 49-Foot Dead Whale Washes onto Beach. What Killed It?

Scientists will soon be arriving at a beach in northern Peru to take samples and determine the cause of death for a six-ton whale that washed up on the shore. Officials say the 49-foot whale was washed ashore by the s continue reading »

Peru Passenger Bus Goes Off 1,300-ft Cliff Leaving 19 Dead and 10 Injured

Peru Passenger Bus Goes Off 1,300-ft Cliff Leaving 19 Dead and 10 Injured

At least 19 people died and 10 were injured on Wednesday when a passenger bus went off a road and down a 400-meter (1,300-foot) embankment in Peru's mountainous southern Huancavelica region, the spokesman for a nearby medical center said. continue reading »

Three National Police Die in Peruvian Jungle on Training Mission

Three National Police Die in Peruvian Jungle on Training Mission

Three police officers died when the helicopter they were using to make a nighttime training flight crashed five kilometers (three miles) northwest of the city of Tingo Maria in Peru's central jungle, the National Police reported Wednesday in a communique. continue reading »

Peru to Provide 2M People with Electricity Via Solar Panels

Peru to Provide 2M People with Electricity Via Solar Panels

The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will benefit more than 2 million people in Peru, Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said. The program will provide electricity to poor households using solar panels, Merino said. continue reading »

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, recently completed a one-week mission trip to Piura, Peru, where he taught poor children about their Catholic faith and American football. continue reading »

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

The 5,000 year-old El Paraiso pyramid survived the test of time but did not survive an apparent lands rights feud in Peru. continue reading »

Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

A full out brawl erupted at the 2013 Miss Gay San Juan drag queen competition in Peru last week. After the wrong winner was reportedly announced, continue reading »

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

TripAdvisor users have voted for the top 25 landmarks in the world for 2013. The top Travelers' Choice landmark was located in Latin America and the 25th most popular was Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. continue reading »

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

The Peruvian Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the death toll when a bus plunged into a river in the central jungle has risen to 35. continue reading »