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Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Amazon River Tour Boat Sinks, Leaving 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Patrol boats belonging to the navies of Peru and Colombia on Monday are seeking three people who have been missing for nearly two days since a tourist boat sank on a stretch of the Amazon River that runs through the Peruvian region of Loreto, authorities said. continue reading »

28,000 Llamas, Alpacas Rescued from Active Volcano Area

28,000 Llamas, Alpacas Rescued from Active Volcano Area

Peruvian authorities organized the moving of 28,000 camelids - alpacas and llamas - of the herds that live around the Ubinas volcano in the southeastern region of Moquegua, because of the seismic activity that has covered their pastures in ash. continue reading »

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of Peruvians Block Roads to Protest Limitations of Fuel-Sales

Hundreds of people blocked roads Tuesday in the southern region of Madre de Dios to protest the Peruvian government's imposition of controls on fuel distribution as part of authorities' battle against drug trafficking and illegal mining. continue reading »

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

Fans’ Racist Taunts Towards Afro-Brazilian Player Cost Soccer Club $12,000

The South American Soccer Confederation announced Tuesday a $12,000 fine levied on Peru's Real Garcilaso for fans' racist taunts at an Afro-Brazilian player during a Copa Libertadores match between the Peruvian club and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Peru

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern Peru

The magnitude-6 earthquake that hit northern Peru this weekend damaged several churches in Sechura, a province in Piura region, media reports said. continue reading »

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Brazil Discovers 17 Peruvians Working in Slave-Like Conditions in Rio

Officials of the Labor and Employment Ministry found 17 Peruvians working in conditions of slavery at a sewing workshop in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Racist Chants by Peruvian Soccer Fans Sparks Outrage

Peru's president on Thursday joined a growing chorus in condemning racist taunts directed at an Afro-Brazilian soccer player during a Copa Libertadores match between Peruvian club Real Garcilaso and Brazil's Cruzeiro. continue reading »

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru Sign Historic Trade Agreement

Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru Sign Historic Trade Agreement

The presidents of the member nations of the Pacific Alliance on Monday here signed an Additional Protocol to liberalize the exchange of goods, services and investments within the bloc. continue reading »

European Union to eliminate Visa Requirement for Colombians, Peruvians

European Union to eliminate Visa Requirement for Colombians, Peruvians

The European Union reached an accord to eliminate the visa requirement for brief stays by Colombians and Peruvians, the EU delegation in Bogota said Tuesday. continue reading »

500 Dolphins Die Over Span of Few Weeks in Peru

500 Dolphins Die Over Span of Few Weeks in Peru

At least 500 dolphins were found dead in the past few weeks on different beaches in northern Peru and the cause of death is still under investigation, media reports said. continue reading »

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Peru Leading the Way in the Plastic Waste Social Movement

Plastic trash on a beach is a nuisance to many. To David Katz, it could be a revolution. continue reading »

Route to Peru’s Machu Picchu Blocked by Boulder

Route to Peru’s Machu Picchu Blocked by Boulder

A large boulder that fell on the road and blocked buses from reaching the Inca fortress of Machu Picchu forced visitors to travel the final 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on foot, Peru's National Police said. continue reading »

Peruvian Investigation Finds Evidence of Corruption Under Former President

Peruvian Investigation Finds Evidence of Corruption Under Former President

The Peruvian congressional committee investigating alleged misconduct during the 2006-2011 administration of President Alan Garcia found "indications" of illegal enrichment on the part of some officials, the panel's chair said Friday. continue reading »

Peru’s Energy Sector Plans for $8.1 Billion in Investments This Year

Peru’s Energy Sector Plans for $8.1 Billion in Investments This Year

Investment in energy projects is projected to total $8.1 billion in Peru this year, bolstering the Andean nation's development and competitiveness, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

Peru Sends Scientists on 22nd Antarctic Expedition

Peru Sends Scientists on 22nd Antarctic Expedition

Peru's 22nd scientific expedition to Antarctica set out Thursday from the Pacific port of Callao after a ceremony presided over by Foreign Minister Eda Rivas. continue reading »