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1,000 Year-Old Dog Skeletons Found in Lima, Peru

1,000 Year-Old Dog Skeletons Found in Lima, Peru

Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered remains of over 100 dogs thought to be 1,000 years old in the ancient ruins of Parque de las Leyendas in Lima, Peru. continue reading »

3,000 Year Old Ruin Discovered in Northern Peru

3,000 Year Old Ruin Discovered in Northern Peru

A religious center more than 3,000 years old from the pre-Incan Chavin culture has been discovered by Peruvian researchers in the Congona archaeological zone in northern Peru's Lambayeque region, archaeologist Walter Alva said Thursday. continue reading »

Counterfeit Capital of the World Peru Seizes More than $4 Million in Fake Currency Headed to U.S.

Counterfeit Capital of the World Peru Seizes More than $4 Million in Fake Currency Headed to U.S.

Peruvian police on Tuesday arrested a man who planned to travel to the United States with more than $4 million in counterfeit greenbacks and euros. continue reading »

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

Gold Mining, Deforestation Ruining Jungles of Peru

The annual deforestation rate in Madre de Dios, a region in the Peruvian Amazon, has tripled since 2008 due to the rapid expansion of illegal gold mines started in response continue reading »

Southern Peru Hit by Mudslide, 3 Dead

Southern Peru Hit by Mudslide, 3 Dead

Three workers were killed by a mudslide on a hill in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco this weekend, the official Andina news agency reported. continue reading »

Peru to Take Action Against Dolphin Slaughterers

Peru to Take Action Against Dolphin Slaughterers

Only a few "bad individuals" are involved in the slaughter of dolphins documented by an environmental group that alleged that up to 15,000 of the marine mammals are being killed for their meat each year in Peru, Deputy Fishing Minister Paul Phumpiu said. continue reading »

Environmental Group Says Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered in Peru

Environmental Group Says Thousands of Dolphins Slaughtered in Peru

Fishermen may be slaughtering up to 15,000 dolphins annually in Peru's waters, using the marine mammals' fat and meat as bait for sharks, whose fins are prized in Asia, the Mundo Azul environmental group said. continue reading »

Anti-Terrorist Operation Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Peru

Anti-Terrorist Operation Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Peru

One civilian died and four others were wounded in a military anti-terrorist operation conducted in Peru's main coca-growing valley, the Joint Armed Forces Command, or CCFFAA, said in a communique made public on Thursday. continue reading »

Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

At least 52 people died when a bus full of passengers plunged into a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco, local authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Telefonica to Offer 4G Service in Peru

Telefonica to Offer 4G Service in Peru

Spanish giant Telefonica SA said it signed a 20-year contract with the Peruvian government to provide 4G broadband Internet service in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Bus Plunges into 260 Ft Deep Ravine, At Least 19 Die

Bus Plunges into 260 Ft Deep Ravine, At Least 19 Die

At least 19 people died Sunday in a road accident in the Andean Huancavelica region in southern Peru when a bus went off the highway and plunged into a ravine 80 meters (260 feet) deep, according to a preliminary police report. continue reading »

Same-Sex Civil Union Bill Causing Controversy in Peru

Same-Sex Civil Union Bill Causing Controversy in Peru

A bill that would allow Peruvians to enter into same-sex civil unions has sparked controversy in the Andean nation, where it is staunchly opposed by conservative politicians and the Catholic Church. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said his latest novel, "El heroe discreto," reflects on the growth and consolidation of democracy in Peru, making the work his "most optimistic" so far. continue reading »

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Peru, Injuring 6

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Peru, Injuring 6

The magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck the southern Peruvian region of Arequipa left six people injured, President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday, announcing his immediate return to the Andean nation to deal with the situation. continue reading »

Meow! Centuries Old Peru Festival Under Attack for Serving Cat Meat

Meow! Centuries Old Peru Festival Under Attack for Serving Cat Meat

Animal rights activists are protesting the consumption of cat meat at this past weekend's century-old Santa Efigenia Festival in La Quebrada, Peru. continue reading »