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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 »

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 »