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Investment in Peru’s Mining Sector Jumps 23 Percent

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 »

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes locations with special cultural or physical significance as World Heritage Sites. Currently, there are 962 sites listed worldwide and 130 can be found in Latin America. continue reading »

Peruvian Socialist Party Founder Dies, Age 65

Peruvian Socialist Party Founder Dies, Age 65

Peruvian leftist politician Javier Diez Canseco, a lawmaker and founder of the Peruvian Socialist Party, or PSP, has died of cancer, from which he had been suffering for several months, Congresswoman Rosa Mavila said. He was 65. continue reading »

Chilean Cult Leader Who Had Baby Sacrificed, Found Hanged in Peru

Chilean Cult Leader Who Had Baby Sacrificed, Found Hanged in Peru

Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed by a cult, with approval from the mother, in a ritual this past November. continue reading »

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

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 »

Hot Air Balloon Missing in Peru with 6 Tourist Onboard

Hot Air Balloon Missing in Peru with 6 Tourist Onboard

The balloon with seven passengers on board, was lost in Cañete , 200 km south of Lima, it is believed it was swept away by a strong air current of air. The last communication with a hot air balloon was with the pilot who reported poor visibility due to heavy fog continue reading »

Lima Gathers Most “Cajon” Musicians to Break Guinness Record

Lima Gathers Most “Cajon” Musicians to Break Guinness Record

Over the weekend a record number of ‘cajon’ musicians gathered in Lima’s Playa Mayor to break a Guinness Record. continue reading »

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 »