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11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

11 Pre-Inca Tombs from Lima and Yschma Cultures Unveiled in Peru

Archaeologist have located 11 pre-Inca tombs that are relics of the Lima and Yschma culture inside Peru's ancient village known as National Sports Village continue reading »

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest Areas

The government plans to spend nearly $39 million to construct sports facilities, community centers and bridges in Peru's poorest areas, President Ollanta Humala said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Peru National Police Fire 498 of Their Own

Latin America News: Peru National Police Fire 498 of Their Own

In Latin America news, Peru's national police fired 498 police officers including police chiefs and senior officers, all in an effort to eliminate corruption and affiliations with narcos. continue reading »

Peruvian Photographer Luis Choy Murdered in Lima

Peruvian Photographer Luis Choy Murdered in Lima

Peruvian photojournalist Luis Choy, 34, was shot to death in an apparent hit on the weekend at the door of his home in Lima's Pueblo Libre district, according to police sources quoted by the daily El Comercio. continue reading »

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Travelers Continue to Visit Machu Picchu in Spite of Kidnap Warnings by State Dept.

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister, Jose Luis Silva, has announced that travelers continue to visit the iconic Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in spite of kidnapping warnings issued by the U.S. government. continue reading »

Latin Love:  Elderly Man Refuses to Leave Corpse of His Deceased Wife

Latin Love:  Elderly Man Refuses to Leave Corpse of His Deceased Wife

78-year-old Angel Garcia Dominguez had to be pried away from the decaying body of his 88-year-old wife even after authorities broke into their apartment after complaints of severe odors from the neighbors. continue reading »

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

Ex-Peruvian Police Officer Deported, Wanted for Weapons Trafficking

A former Peruvian police officer wanted in his native country for weapons trafficking was handed over to authorities in Lima late Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) following his capture in Stockton, Calif. continue reading »

State Department Issues Kidnap Warning for U.S. Citizens in Machu Picchu Area

State Department Issues Kidnap Warning for U.S. Citizens in Machu Picchu Area

The U.S. Embassy is warning U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Cusco area of Peru. The Embassy has received information that members of a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap U.S. citizen tourists in the Cusco and Machu Picchu area. continue reading »

No Gas Exploration in Peru’s Ecologically Diverse Manu National Park

No Gas Exploration in Peru’s Ecologically Diverse Manu National Park

Argentina's Pluspetrol denied that it planned to explore for natural gas in Peru's Manu National Park, an ecologically diverse area located between the southern regions of Cuzco and Madre de Dios. continue reading »

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia Have Best Climate for Private-Public Partnerships

Chile, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia are the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean most able to carry out sustainable public-private partnerships (PPPs) to develop infrastructure and increase access to basic services, according to the continue reading »

Peruvian Movie Star Magaly Solier Has Her First Baby

Peruvian Movie Star Magaly Solier Has Her First Baby

Peruvian actress Magaly Solier, star of the movies "Madeinusa" and "La Teta Asustada," announced on Facebook that she gave birth to her first baby in the city of Ayacucho. continue reading »

V.P. of Peruvian Region of Amazonas Gunned Down

V.P. of Peruvian Region of Amazonas Gunned Down

The vice president of the Peruvian region of Amazonas, Dr. Augusto Wong Lopez, was shot to death by two unknown gunmen in the jungle province of Bagua, local media reported Sunday. continue reading »

Explosion Outside Peruvian Soccer Celebration Kills Horse, Injures Police

Explosion Outside Peruvian Soccer Celebration Kills Horse, Injures Police

Peruvian soccer fans at a Universitario match on Friday reportedly set off an explosion that killed a police horse and the injured the officer riding it. continue reading »

Shining Path Leader Tied to Narco Trafficking

Shining Path Leader Tied to Narco Trafficking

The last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders had ties to drug traffickers and ordered the murders of a family that failed to make payments to the group, a witness told a Lima court, judicial officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Ecuador Seizes Peru Fishing Vessels for Border Violations

Latin America News: Ecuador Seizes Peru Fishing Vessels for Border Violations

The Ecuadorian navy last week intercepted four Peruvian boats with 10 citizens of that nation aboard that were fishing in its territorial waters, the National Directorate of Aquatic Areas, or Dirnea, announced Monday. continue reading »