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Plans for Airport Near Machu Picchu Revealed for Peru

Plans for Airport Near Machu Picchu Revealed for Peru

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala recently shared plans for a new airport near Machu Picchu. On Wednesday, President Humala enacted a law allowing land in Chinchera (near Cusco) to be us continue reading »

Peru is Now Top Manufacturer of Counterfeit Currency Found in the U.S.

Peru is Now Top Manufacturer of Counterfeit Currency Found in the U.S.

According to a U.S. Secret Service representative, Peru is now the largest producer of counterfeit dollars in the world. Specifically, Peru’s counterfeits account for 17 percent of the fakes in the U.S. continue reading »

Artifacts from the Tomb of 13th Century Priestess Exhibited in Peru

Artifacts from the Tomb of 13th Century Priestess Exhibited in Peru

The Chornancap priestess, the woman of the greatest hierarchy yet discovered in the Lambayeque culture, has the vestiges of her ancient power on show in Lima at an exhibition of grave goods found surrounding her remains near the northern Peruvian coastal city of Chiclayo. continue reading »

Firefight in Peru Kills 5 Soldiers, Injures 5 Others

Firefight in Peru Kills 5 Soldiers, Injures 5 Others

Five soldiers were killed and five others wounded in a firefight with an armed group near the Mazangaro base in the central Peruvian region of Junin, the Armed Forces Joint Command said Thursday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

Peruvian Pipeline to Transport Ecuadorian Crude from Amazon

Peruvian Pipeline to Transport Ecuadorian Crude from Amazon

Ecuador will use a Peruvian pipeline to transport crude extracted from the southern part of its Amazon region, the Non-Renewable Natural Resources Ministry said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Best Cities to Live In

The ranking system is based on a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) using a spatial adjusted livability index. The EIU ranked 70 cities internationally, Hong Kong ranked the highest and Harare, Zimbabwe ranked the lowest. The other scores (ie- education) are out of 100. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Peru’s Commitment to Child Survival

INFOGRAPHIC: Peru’s Commitment to Child Survival

In Peru, the number of children dying before their fifth birthday has dropped by an amazing 76% in the last 20 years. But their under 5 mortality rate is one of highest in the region and challenges remain - find out more by checking out UNICEF's infographic on child survival. continue reading »

The GiraDora - How a Washer and Dryer Can Change the Lives of Thousands of Peruvians and the World

The GiraDora - How a Washer and Dryer Can Change the Lives of Thousands of Peruvians and the World

A human-powered washer and dryer has been created to specifically address issues faced by those living in poverty in Lima, Peru. Known as the GiraDora, the innovative creation is not just about helping Peruvians continue reading »

Peruvian Boy Shot Self in Groin at 9, Now Getting Genital Replacement Surgery at 17

Peruvian Boy Shot Self in Groin at 9, Now Getting Genital Replacement Surgery at 17

When Luis Canelos was just 9 years old he accidentally fired a shotgun at his genitals, leaving him with just part of his right testicle and no penis. Now, at the age of 17, the Peruvian boy and his father are traveling from their remote village t continue reading »

Bodies of U.S. Climbers Found in Peru

Bodies of U.S. Climbers Found in Peru

The bodies of two missing U.S. climbers were found on Palcaraju, a mountain that rises more than 6,200 meters (20,327 feet) in Peru's northern Ancash region, police said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

INFOGRAPHIC: Where is Innovation Happening in Latin America?

The Global Innovation Index (GII), a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their enabling environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. Globally, Latin America ranked between 39 and 118 (out of 141). continue reading »

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru No Longer ‘Catholic’ Vatican Says

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru No Longer ‘Catholic’ Vatican Says

After 22 years of conflict between the Vatican and university officials, the Catholic Church has ruled that the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru can no longer call themselves ‘Catholic’ or ‘Pontifical.’ continue reading »

Peru Receives $15M Loan to Develop Waste Management System

Peru Receives $15M Loan to Develop Waste Management System

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $15 million to support the development of a sustainable and efficient system for managing solid waste in priority areas in Peru. continue reading »

Drug Traffickers, Shining Path Guerrillas Kill 2 Police Officers

Drug Traffickers, Shining Path Guerrillas Kill 2 Police Officers

Two police officers were wounded in an ambush staged by guerrillas and drug traffickers in a jungle area in the southeastern Peruvian region of Cuzco, police spokesmen said. continue reading »