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Archaeologists in Peru Find Ancient Artifacts in Machu Picchu

Archaeologists in Peru Find Ancient Artifacts in Machu Picchu

Archaeologists in Peru uncovered ancient offerings at Machu Picchu this week and they believe the items are from the 15th century and earlier. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Mudslide in Northern Peru Kills 11, 10 Still Missing

Mudslide in Northern Peru Kills 11, 10 Still Missing

Peruvian authorities recovered 11 bodies after a mudslide swept through a village in the northern Peruvian jungle region of San Martin, while 10 others remain missing. continue reading »

Camisea Reveals Nearly $100M Royalties Paid to Peru Last Month

Camisea Reveals Nearly $100M Royalties Paid to Peru Last Month

The Camisea consortium, which is producing natural gas from Peru's largest fields, said it paid $95.7 million in royalties to the government last month. continue reading »

Remarks from Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Peru’s President Humala

Remarks from Sec. of State Hillary Clinton’s Meeting with Peru’s President Humala

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Peru’s President Ollanta Humala while visiting Parque Canepa along with the First Lady of Peru Nadine Heredia. The Secretary is in Peru to participate in a women’s empowerment conference. continue reading »

Spanish Citizen Jailed for Drug Trafficking Dies in Peru Prison

Spanish Citizen Jailed for Drug Trafficking Dies in Peru Prison

A Spanish citizen serving a sentence for drug trafficking died in a women's prison in Lima, Peru's Inpe penitentiary service said. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Travels to Peru on Diplomatic Visit

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Travels to Peru on Diplomatic Visit

Secretary Clinton will travel to Lima, Peru, on October 15 and 16. In Peru, she will meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation. continue reading »

Joran Van Der Sloot Impregnates Woman From Peruvian Prison

Joran Van Der Sloot Impregnates Woman From Peruvian Prison

Though serving a 28-year sentence in a Peruvian prison for killing a young woman in the country’s capital, Dutchman Joran van der Sloot has reportedly impregnated a woman. He may be locked-up in Lima, but according to a Dutch newspaper continue reading »

Amazon Indians Win Case Against Illegal Mining, Logging in Peru

Amazon Indians Win Case Against Illegal Mining, Logging in Peru

A small community of Indians from the Peruvian Amazon has won a court case with potentially far-reaching implications for indigenous land rights in the country. continue reading »

After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

The parents of Ruth Thalia Sayas say they last saw or heard from their daughter after she appeared on Peru’s Valor de la Verdad (The Value of Truth), a reality show on which contestants answer often embarras continue reading »

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »