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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 »

Bill Gates Angers Many In Peru After Saying Other Countries are More in Need

Bill Gates Angers Many In Peru After Saying Other Countries are More in Need

Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently made a number of people angry when he stated that aid agencies should be concentrating on the poorest countries in the world, not those like Peru continue reading »

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru. This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Tourists Warned of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Iquitos, Peru

U.S. Tourists Warned of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Iquitos, Peru

The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Iquitos area. The Embassy has received information that members of criminal organizations may be planning to kidnap foreigners in the Iquitos region. continue reading »

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe is facing the very real threat of being exploited by ‘human safaris’, according to British newspaper, The Observer. continue reading »

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Chilean and Peruvian officials are worrying about the recent heavy rainfall that is causing landmines to travel to more populated areas as they are being swept away by the water and mud caused by flooding rivers. continue reading »

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Police captured the last two prisoners still at large from a group of 17 who escaped last weekend from Challapalca prison in southern Peru, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday in a communique. continue reading »

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »