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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 »

Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

Peruvian Police Arrest Man Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

A man was arrested for allegedly heading an international drug organization linked to Mexico's Tijuana cartel, the Peruvian Interior Ministry said. continue reading »

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Petroperu’s Board Reshuffled After Oil Spill

Peru's government has reshuffled the board of state-owned oil company Petroperu, replacing chairman Hector Reyes Cruz following an oil spill. continue reading »

Deputy P.M. Meets with Spanish Business Leaders in Peru

Deputy P.M. Meets with Spanish Business Leaders in Peru

Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria had a working breakfast Sunday with top Spanish business leaders in Peru, one of the most attractive destinations for Spanish investment. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Takes Part in Peruvian Religious Festival

Antonio Banderas Takes Part in Peruvian Religious Festival

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has been visiting the Peruvian city of Cuzco this week, from where he went to take part in a famous religious festival of region and on Friday was expected to walk the Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu. continue reading »

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 »