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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 »

Peru Hotel Unveils Barbie-Themed Suite

Peru Hotel Unveils Barbie-Themed Suite

In 2004, Argentina’s Buenos Aires Hilton inaugurated the world’s first Barbie Room, and Peru has now followed suit (or should we say “suite”). In the desert peninsula of Paracas, Peru continue reading »

16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

16 Die in Peru as Bus Plunges into Ravine, 7 Injured

A bus plunged into a ravine in northwestern Peru, leaving 16 dead and seven injured, highway police told local media. The vehicle tumbled 200 meters (655 feet) down a hillside Friday near continue reading »

Fire Destroys 150 Dwellings in Peru

Fire Destroys 150 Dwellings in Peru

A fire on the outskirts of Lima destroyed about 150 dwellings and injured one person, Peruvian firefighters said. continue reading »

President Humala Hopes to Build 500,000 New Homes in Peru

President Humala Hopes to Build 500,000 New Homes in Peru

Thursday, after Peru’s President Ollanta Humala presented 288 families with new apartments in the city of Carabayllo, he announced his goal of creating 500 thousand new homes by the year 2016. continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO ‘Frog’ Girl Born in Peru

WATCH VIDEO ‘Frog’ Girl Born in Peru

Watch the video of a 6-day old Peruvian girl born with a rare leg deformity. The deformity does not allow her to move her legs and urgent intervention is needed. continue reading »

Tomb of Incan Emperor Found in Ecuador

Tomb of Incan Emperor Found in Ecuador

The location of the tomb of the last Incan emperor, Athahualpa, could possibly be in Ecuador continue reading »