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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 »

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

City in Peru Named ‘Time+Leisure’ Magazine’s Top City in Latin America

Each year, Travel+Leisure magazine rate the best cities in Latin America and this year a Peruvian city moved up the list to take the top spot. Coming in at number two on last year’s list, the city of Cusco climbed to the top of continue reading »

U.S. Returns Numerous Stolen & Looted Treasures from Peru, Including 2,000 Yr Old Antiquities

U.S. Returns Numerous Stolen & Looted Treasures from Peru, Including 2,000 Yr Old Antiquities

Today, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) returned 14 stolen and looted cultural paintings and artifacts to the government of Peru at a repatriation ceremony at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, D.C. continue reading »

New Section of Inca Trail Discovered in Peru

New Section of Inca Trail Discovered in Peru

A section of the Peru’s Inca Trail was recently discovered in the Cusco region on the country’s southeast side after having been abandoned for about 500 years. continue reading »

Brooklyn Museum of Art Purchases Rare Peruvian Painting

Brooklyn Museum of Art Purchases Rare Peruvian Painting

The Brooklyn Museum recently acquired a rare piece of art from Peru dating back to the late eighteenth century. The piece entitled, A Merry Company along the Banks of the Rimac River, was purchased on June 21, 2012 by the Museum’s Board of Trustees. continue reading »

10 Children Rescued from Guerillas in Peru

10 Children Rescued from Guerillas in Peru

Police rescued 10 minors who had been forcibly recruited by a guerrilla group in a conflictive region of southern Peru, President Ollanta Humala said Friday. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

5 Deaths Linked to Gold Mining Protests in Peru

5 Deaths Linked to Gold Mining Protests in Peru

A man wounded two days ago during protests against a massive mining project in northwestern Peru died Thursday, bringing the death toll from the disturbances to five. continue reading »

Peru President Shakes Up Country’s Military Fires 22 Generals

Peru President Shakes Up Country’s Military Fires 22 Generals

President Ollanta Humala relieved 22 generals of their commands in an effort to reinvigorate strategically important units of the Peruvian army, La Republica newspaper said Tuesday. continue reading »

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 »