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Peruvian President Humala’s Father No Longer Speaking to Him After Brother is Jailed

Peruvian President Humala’s Father No Longer Speaking to Him After Brother is Jailed

Isaac Humala, the father of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, said that he has broken off relations with him since the chief executive's younger brother Antauro was jailed at Callao Naval Base. continue reading »

Juanes to perform in Lima  Peru in September, visit  Machu Picchu

Juanes to perform in Lima Peru in September, visit Machu Picchu

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will give three concerts in Peru in September and also visit the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, organizers of the Movistar Musica 2012 tour said. The pop star known for hits such as "Fijate bien" and "Me enamora" will perform in Lima on Sept. 12 at the National University of San Marcos' stadium continue reading »

Ion de Sosa’s “True Love” Wins International Prize at 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival

Ion de Sosa’s “True Love” Wins International Prize at 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival

The Spanish film "True Love" by Ion de Sosa, and the Peruvian movie "Demo" by Miguel Vargas, won the top prizes in the international and national competitions, respectively, of the 2nd Lima Independent Film Festival. continue reading »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Germany Formally Returns 600-year-old Mummy to Peru

Germany Formally Returns 600-year-old Mummy to Peru

After nearly 30 years, Germany has returned a 600-year-old mummy to Peru. The mummy was reportedly stolen from a tomb near Peru’s Alpamayo Mountain in the Ancash region sometime in the 1980s. continue reading »

3 Foreign Nationals Charged in Multi-million Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme

3 Foreign Nationals Charged in Multi-million Dollar Counterfeiting Scheme

A federal indictment unsealed this week, charges three foreign nationals in a sophisticated counterfeiting operation uncovered through a 17-month undercover operation, spanning two continents. The charges are the results of an extensive investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Secret Service. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Hookers and History: Brothel Operating Next to Ancient Archeological Site in Peru

Hookers and History: Brothel Operating Next to Ancient Archeological Site in Peru

An area in Peru appears to be catering to a very specific clientele. Near an ancient archeological site in Huánuco, there currently sits something called the “Las Vegas” nightclub and brothel, continue reading »

Bodies of Peruvian Miners Finally Recovered 3 Months After Mine Collapse

Bodies of Peruvian Miners Finally Recovered 3 Months After Mine Collapse

The bodies of three miners who were trapped on March 1 in a cave-in near the Peruvian capital were recovered Tuesday by their relatives three months after authorities suspended the search for them due to the high risk of further mine collapses and toxic gases. continue reading »

U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

The Labor Department on Monday signed cooperation agreements with Ecuador, Honduras, Peru and The Philippines to make known and protect the labor rights of immigrants from those countries who are working in the United States. continue reading »

Missing Helicopter Found in Andes, 14 Killed

Missing Helicopter Found in Andes, 14 Killed

Peruvian police on Saturday found the wreckage of a helicopter missing for four days in the Andes mountains and said there was no sign of survivors, officials told Efe. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Extend Agreement to Protect Peruvian Heritage

U.S. and Peru Extend Agreement to Protect Peruvian Heritage

The Department of State announced on Friday the extension of the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru” (MOU). continue reading »

Armed “Terrorist Criminals” Rob 18 Gas Company Workers in Peru

Armed “Terrorist Criminals” Rob 18 Gas Company Workers in Peru

An armed group briefly abducted 18 gas company workers in the southeastern region of Cuzco and stole equipment from them, the Peruvian military said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin American Drinking Habits

Costa Rica’s Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), compiled a report regarding "Alcohol Drinking Patterns in Latin America." This study was based on nationwide surveys conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. continue reading »