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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 »

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 »