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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 »

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Crash Rises to 16

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Crash Rises to 16

The death toll from a bus plunging off a highway and down a slope in northern Peru climbed to 16 and the number of injured to 59, police in the Ancash region said Friday. continue reading »

11 Killed, 35 Injured in Peru Bus Crash

11 Killed, 35 Injured in Peru Bus Crash

Eleven people were killed and 35 others injured Thursday when a bus ran off the road and tumbled 30 meters (98 feet) to the bottom of a ravine in northern Peru's Ancash region, police said. continue reading »

80 Percent of Peruvians Feel Discrimination is Rampant

80 Percent of Peruvians Feel Discrimination is Rampant

Eighty-one percent of Peruvians believe that "discrimination happens all the time and no one does anything," according to a Peruvian Justice Ministry survey continue reading »

ALARMING: Deadly Fungus Killing South America’s Frogs

ALARMING: Deadly Fungus Killing South America’s Frogs

A new environmental study has found that a deadly fungus is killing the frogs of South America, specifically those living in the Andes. continue reading »

Peru Passes Bill to Sell Minority Stake in State Oil Refinery

Peru Passes Bill to Sell Minority Stake in State Oil Refinery

Peru's Congress has passed a bill that allows the government to sell an up to 49 percent stake in state oil refiner Petroleos del Peru S.A. to private investors. continue reading »

Leader of Shining Path Captured in Peru

Leader of Shining Path Captured in Peru

A leader of one of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group has been captured, President Ollanta Humala said. continue reading »

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Chimu-Incan Treasure Trove Found in Peru Contains Sacrificed Women

Archaeologists in Peru are hailing the find of a tomb thought to belong to the Chimu culture, a people that were eventually conquered by the Incans. continue reading »

Peru Experienced 20 Earthquakes in November, 200 Annually

Peru Experienced 20 Earthquakes in November, 200 Annually

This week Peru experienced two earthquakes bringing the total to 20 earthquakes this South American country experienced in November. In July Peru experienced 30 earthquakes, the highest monthly total in 2013. The country averages 200 minor earthquakes a year; it will surely surpass that average this year. continue reading »

Talking Turkey in Peru

Talking Turkey in Peru

The holidays have arrived here in the U.S., and that means a lot of turkey has and will be served up in the coming weeks. The same holds true for a lot of nations, including Perú, which will consume two million turkeys during the holidays, its Agriculture Ministry said. continue reading »

Lima Peru’s Unpopular and Frustrating Municipal Elections

Lima Peru’s Unpopular and Frustrating Municipal Elections

The sun came out on election day in the La Molina region of Lima, Peru, and the people did too. Early returns from the unpopular municipal election suggest the PPC (Partido Popular Cristiano) has won the right to replace city council members ousted in a March recall which Lima Mayor Susana Villaran survived, as frustrated Lima residents took to the polls Sunday. continue reading »