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Bus in Peru Plunges Down 650-Foot Ravine Killing 25

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 »

Nate Berkus Gets Engaged at Machu Picchu – Peru

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 »

Peru Helicopter Crash Over Jungle Leaves 13 Dead

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 »

Canadian Company Using Peruvian Ingredients for “Sexcereal”

Canadian Company Using Peruvian Ingredients for “Sexcereal”

With the idea that men and women's bodies need different things for sexual health, a Canadian company has created a cereal meant for each using ingredients from Peru. Canada's Big Life Foods has created Sexcereal" and marketed as "the world’s most Passionate Cereal!" continue reading »

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

Nine people died Thursday, among them two children, in a highway accident in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, police said. All the occupants of a pickup truck died continue reading »

Bus Plunges 164-Feet in Arequipa, Peru Killing 20

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 »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Peru Wants Argentine Oil Company to Clean Up Contaminated Amazon Region

Peru Wants Argentine Oil Company to Clean Up Contaminated Amazon Region

Peru's government will require Argentine oil firm Pluspetrol to rehabilitate a contaminated area in the Amazonian region of Loreto, the Andean nation's environment minister said Monday. continue reading »

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban Singer Silvio Rodriguez Touring in Bolivia, Costa Roca, Peru

Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will go on tour to Costa Rica, Bolivia and Peru next month, the island's official media said. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agents Allegedly Shipped Drugs to Mexican Police

Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agents Allegedly Shipped Drugs to Mexican Police

Ten Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agency, or Dirandro, agents assigned to the international airport in Lima are being charged by prosecutors for allegedly shipping cocaine to Mexican police officers on the payroll of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, the La Republica newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »

Sotheby’s Controversial Pre-Columbian Auction Rakes in $12 Million

Sotheby’s Controversial Pre-Columbian Auction Rakes in $12 Million

Sotheby's brought in more than 9 million euros ($11.7 million) on the first of two days of an auction of pre-Columbian art that Peru tried to block because of the suspected illicit origin of the pieces. continue reading »

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

Peru Calls on Sotheby’s to Halt Auction of Pre-Columbian Artifacts

The Peruvian government has taken another step to block the auction of a pre-Columbian art collection with a request to Sotheby's that it suspend the sale scheduled to begin Friday in Paris. continue reading »

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

PERU: Brazilian-Spanish Consortium to Build Hydroelectric Power Plant

A consortium made up of Spain's Corsan Corviam and Brazil's Engevix and Enex has been chosen to build a hydroelectric power station in southern Peru, officials said. The Andean nation's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or Proinversion, s continue reading »

Lima, Peru’s First Female Mayor Survives Recall Vote

Lima, Peru’s First Female Mayor Survives Recall Vote

In Latin America news, Lima, Peru's first female mayor, Susana Villaran has survived a recall vote. The left-leaning mayor and 39 council members faced recall due to alleged ineffective leadership. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Peru Inaugurates Two Solar Power Plants

Latin America News:  Peru Inaugurates Two Solar Power Plants

President Ollanta Humala has inaugurated two solar power plants in the southern Peruvian regions of Tacna and Moquegua built by Spain's Solar Pack and Gestamp Solar. continue reading »