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With 538 Dead Pelicans and Hundreds of Dead Dolphins, Peruvian Gov’t Orders Investigation

With 538 Dead Pelicans and Hundreds of Dead Dolphins, Peruvian Gov’t Orders Investigation

The Peruvian Sea Institute, or Imarpe, will investigate the deaths of hundreds of seabirds in northern Peru, the Production Ministry said. Imarpe personnel have conducted a preliminary inspection along a 70-kilometer (43-mile continue reading »

Dead Dolphins and Now Hundreds of Dead Pelicans in Peru

Dead Dolphins and Now Hundreds of Dead Pelicans in Peru

Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said. continue reading »

Paris Hilton in Peru: Socialite Opening Store Later This Year

Paris Hilton in Peru: Socialite Opening Store Later This Year

Famous for being famous socialite, Paris Hilton will be opening a store in Independencia, Peru in the fall. The store will be located in Independencia’s Plaza Norte and will offer Hilton’s line of handbags, perfume, shirts, shoes, and watches. continue reading »

Joran van der Sloot May be Extradited to the US after Trial in Peru

Joran van der Sloot May be Extradited to the US after Trial in Peru

Joran van der Sloot, famous for being the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, may be extradited to the United States to be tried for extortion. continue reading »

Kidnapped Energy Workers in Peru are Released Unharmed

Kidnapped Energy Workers in Peru are Released Unharmed

Kidnappers on Saturday freed dozens of gas company contractors they had held hostage for five days in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the government said on Facebook. continue reading »

Remains of Priestess of the 13th Century Lambayeque Culture Found in Peru

Remains of Priestess of the 13th Century Lambayeque Culture Found in Peru

Researchers at the Chotuna-Chornancap archaeological digs near the Peruvian city of Chiclayo have found the funerary remains of a woman who was a priestess of the Lambayeque or Sican culture, continue reading »

Peruvian Helicopter Searching for Kidnap Victims Shot At, 1 Dead

Peruvian Helicopter Searching for Kidnap Victims Shot At, 1 Dead

A police officer was killed and three other people wounded Thursday when unknown attackers fired on a helicopter searching for 43 energy company workers kidnapped earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region, the Interior Ministry said in a communique. continue reading »

43 Workers Kidnapped asking 10M Ransom-Peruvian Gov’t Says it will Not Negotiate

43 Workers Kidnapped asking 10M Ransom-Peruvian Gov’t Says it will Not Negotiate

The government said Thursday it "does not negotiate with terrorists," referring to the armed group that kidnapped 43 energy company workers earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region and is demanding $10 million for their release. continue reading »

Kidnappers Demand $10 Million and Explosives for Kidnapped Gas Employees in Peru

Kidnappers Demand $10 Million and Explosives for Kidnapped Gas Employees in Peru

The armed group that kidnapped gas company employees in a jungle area of southeastern Peru demanded $10 million for their release, Correo newspaper said Tuesday, posting an image of the purported handwritten ransom note on its Web page. continue reading »

Hard Rock Looking to Open New Hotel & Casino in Peru

Hard Rock Looking to Open New Hotel & Casino in Peru

The capital of Peru looks like it will soon become the home of a new Hard Rock Café & Casino. The new resort is scheduled to open in 2014 in Lima and will make it the continue reading »

Peru Mine Cave-In, 9 Miners Trapped Alive Since Saturday

Peru Mine Cave-In, 9 Miners Trapped Alive Since Saturday

Firefighters and rescue workers were working Saturday to rescue nine miners trapped inside a gold and copper mine in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, local media reported. continue reading »

1,500 Year-Old Human Sacrifice Altar Found in Peru

1,500 Year-Old Human Sacrifice Altar Found in Peru

A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the daily El Comercio reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Snooki Heading Back to South America for Baby Blessing in Peru

Snooki Heading Back to South America for Baby Blessing in Peru

According to Peru this Week, Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi, of MTV's Jersey Shore is taking a trip a trip back to South America to have her womb blessed. The source says Snooki, who was born in Chile and continue reading »

Petroleum Exploration in Peru Tied to 3,000 Dolphin Deaths Thus Far

Petroleum Exploration in Peru Tied to 3,000 Dolphin Deaths Thus Far

So far in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, the daily Peru21 reported Sunday. continue reading »

Immigration Agents Deport Child Predator Back to Peru

Immigration Agents Deport Child Predator Back to Peru

A citizen and national of Peru who served prison time in Virginia for possessing child pornography was removed from the United States by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers. continue reading »