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4 Peruvian Journalists Die When Car Plunges into Tarma River

4 Peruvian Journalists Die When Car Plunges into Tarma River

Four journalists on the way to cover a story in central Peru died Monday when the car they were traveling in plunged into the Tarma River. continue reading »

Peruvian Ambassador Resigns After Meeting With Shining Path Supporters

Peruvian Ambassador Resigns After Meeting With Shining Path Supporters

Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina Nicolas Lynch submitted his resignation to President Ollanta Humala, who accepted it on Sunday, in the wake of his meeting with supporters of the Shining Path guerrilla group in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Peruvian Prison Fight Leaves 2 Dead

Peruvian Prison Fight Leaves 2 Dead

Two inmates were killed and three other people wounded in a fight at Yanamayo prison in the southeastern region of Puno, the head of Peru's INPE penitentiary service said Friday. continue reading »

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

2 Die, 21 Injured during Riot at Marketplace Between Police, Criminals and Vendors in Peru

Two people were killed Saturday during a new police intervention in a Lima marketplace, where last Thursday clashes between police, criminals and wholesalers left another two people dead, the director of the Dos de Mayo Hospital, Jose Roca, said. continue reading »

Peruvian Government Creates New Protected Areas in Amazon Near Ecuador, Colombia

Peruvian Government Creates New Protected Areas in Amazon Near Ecuador, Colombia

Peru's government has created three new protected areas in the vast northern Amazon region of Loreto, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said. continue reading »

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 »