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Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

Deforestation in the Amazon Basin Could Cause a Severe Drop in Rainfall

A researcher from the University of Leeds and his team recently used satellite data of rainfall patterns and satellite data to create a computer model to show how deforestation may cause a disastrous drop in rainfall at the Amazonian basin. continue reading »

Nearly a Third of Peruvians Rely on Firewood Due to Lack of Electricity

Nearly a Third of Peruvians Rely on Firewood Due to Lack of Electricity

Some 3 million people in Peru's rural areas still lack electricity and nearly a third of the population is using firewood as cooking fuel, the Energy, Development and Life, or EnDev, project, said. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Girlfriend Cuts of Boyfriend’s Penis, Flushes It Down Toilet

LATINO BLOTTER: Girlfriend Cuts of Boyfriend’s Penis, Flushes It Down Toilet

A Peruvian woman was so angry when she discovered her boyfriend was cheating on her that she did the unthinkable. Julia Muñoz Huaman, 41, and her boyfriend Ramon Arias Apaico, 46, were staying in a Brena ho continue reading »

Peru Volunteers Set Up Facebook Pages to Get Stray Animals Off the Streets, Into Homes

Peru Volunteers Set Up Facebook Pages to Get Stray Animals Off the Streets, Into Homes

With few or no formal animal shelters in Peru, it is no wonder a number of dogs and cats re constantly strutting down the streets of some Peruvian towns. continue reading »

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

Brazilian Army Officer Killed in Peru After Parachuting From Plane During Training

An officer in the Brazilian army was killed Tuesday in southern Peru's Ica region when he parachuted from an airplane during training, the Peruvian army said in a communique. continue reading »

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 »