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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 »

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

IDB Awards $7M to Organizations in Latin America Working to Reduce Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) announced the results of the Call for Proposals for Civil Society Projects that support low-income communities and vulnerable groups, funded through the IDB-managed Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Program. continue reading »

1,500 Police Evict 2,000 Peruvian Squatters

1,500 Police Evict 2,000 Peruvian Squatters

A force of 1,500 police with officers mounted on horseback and anti-riot tanker trucks evicted 2,000 people who had occupied idle land in the Ventanilla district on Lima's north side. continue reading »

Organization Asks Machu Picchu Visitors to Aid Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

Organization Asks Machu Picchu Visitors to Aid Peru’s Indigenous Peoples

The Survival organization on Tuesday asked tourists visiting the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu to get involved in a new online campaign to protect the rights of Peru's indigenous peoples from the dangers their lands face from the expansion of natural-gas projects. continue reading »

Joran Van Der Sloot to Marry in Peruvian Prison

Joran Van Der Sloot to Marry in Peruvian Prison

Just two years into his 28-year murder conviction, Joran Van der Sloot is set to marry inside a Peru prison, his attorney Maximo Altez announced. continue reading »

Life Without Parole for Peruvian Nanny Who Killed Child in Texas

Life Without Parole for Peruvian Nanny Who Killed Child in Texas

Peruvian nanny Ana Cuadros was sentenced to life in prison without parole after being convicted of capital murder for the beating death in 2005 of a child in her care. continue reading »

Olympics: Peruvian-born Rower Giuseppe Lanzone  to Represent the US in London

Olympics: Peruvian-born Rower Giuseppe Lanzone to Represent the US in London

Peruvian-born rower Giuseppe Lanzone, who will represent the United States in the London Games, credits his childhood in a peninsular district of the city of Callao for putting him on an Olympic path. The athlete said in an interview with Efe that growing up in La Punta, an upper-middle-class district of Peru's main port city that is home mainly to descendants of Italian immigrants continue reading »

Terrorist Group in Peru Abducting and Training Children

Terrorist Group in Peru Abducting and Training Children

It is estimated that between 150 and 200 children in Peru have been abducted and are currently being trained by narco-terrorist groups. Minister of Women's Affairs Ana Ja continue reading »