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Peru Making Strides to Reduce Its Vulnerability to Natural Disasters

Peru Making Strides to Reduce Its Vulnerability to Natural Disasters

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $25 million loan to support Peru’s efforts to reduce its vulnerability to disasters and to improve its ability to respond to them. continue reading »

Boat Collision Kills 9 in Peru

Boat Collision Kills 9 in Peru

At least nine people died and another three were injured Tuesday after two fishing boats crashed into each other off the coast of the Peruvian port of Pisco, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lima. continue reading »

Troops Kill 3 Guerrillas in Southern Peru

Troops Kill 3 Guerrillas in Southern Peru

Three guerrillas were killed in a clash with army troops in the southeastern region of Cuzco, the Peruvian armed forces Joint Command said Tuesday. continue reading »

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

World Travelers Name Machu Picchu Most Desirable Destination

A travel Web site has selected the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru as the destination that world travelers most want to see, Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Magali Silva said. continue reading »

Researchers Uncover New Stretch of Inca Road to Machu Picchu

Researchers Uncover New Stretch of Inca Road to Machu Picchu

Researchers at the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu in southeastern Peru have discovered a previously unknown stretch of the Inca Road leading to the fortress, and whichc could ease access to that tourist destination, the Cuzco cultural authority said. continue reading »

President Humala Promises “Cheap Gas” for Households at Pipeline Inauguration in Peru

President Humala Promises “Cheap Gas” for Households at Pipeline Inauguration in Peru

President Ollanta Humala said at the inauguration ceremony for a gas pipeline in southern Peru that the government is starting to deliver on its promise to make the fuel available to all at affordable prices. continue reading »

Peru to Begin Manufacturing Russian Helicopters

Peru to Begin Manufacturing Russian Helicopters

Peru in the coming years will jointly manufacture Russian helicopters, the Andean nation's defense minister said Wednesday while denying that Lima plans to buy armored vehicles from Moscow. continue reading »

Bus Crash Kills 16 in Peru

Bus Crash Kills 16 in Peru

Sixteen people died and seven were injured Friday as the result of a bus accident in the southern region of Arequipa, Peruvian police said. continue reading »

U.S., Peru Begin Conversation on Waiving Visas

U.S., Peru Begin Conversation on Waiving Visas

The U.S. and Peruvian governments have launched a process of close consultations leading to waiving visas in the medium term for Peruvians to travel to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security said. continue reading »

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Environmentalists in Peru, Florida Launch Campaign to Stop Dolphin Slaughter

Two environmental organizations in Peru and Florida launched a joint campaign to halt the slaughter of dolphins off the Peruvian coastline, a practice that results in the deaths of between 5,000 and 15,000 of these marine mammals every year, an online media outlet said. continue reading »

International Consortium to Building Airport Serving Travel to Machu Picchu

International Consortium to Building Airport Serving Travel to Machu Picchu

A consortium made up of Peru's Andino Investment Holding and Argentina's Corporacion America has been awarded a 40-year concession for an airport that will serve Peru's southeastern Cuzco region, ProInversion, the Andean nation's private investment promotion agency, said. continue reading »

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »

28,000 Llamas, Alpacas Rescued from Active Volcano Area

28,000 Llamas, Alpacas Rescued from Active Volcano Area

Peruvian authorities organized the moving of 28,000 camelids - alpacas and llamas - of the herds that live around the Ubinas volcano in the southeastern region of Moquegua, because of the seismic activity that has covered their pastures in ash. continue reading »

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of people blocked roads Tuesday in the southern region of Madre de Dios to protest the Peruvian government's imposition of controls on fuel distribution as part of authorities' battle against drug trafficking and illegal mining. continue reading »

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

The South American Soccer Confederation announced Tuesday a $12,000 fine levied on Peru's Real Garcilaso for fans' racist taunts at an Afro-Brazilian player during a Copa Libertadores match between the Peruvian club and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »